We did it!

We did it!

Kate Brophy McGee Wins LD28 Senate Race

Late Friday elections officials pre-final vote count in the LD28 Senate race. Thanks to you and your support, I am honored and excited to report that I am the Senator-Elect from LD28. When the last few ballots were tallied, 98,560 ballots were cast in the race. I finished ahead of my opponent by 2,312 votes, earning 51.17% of the total. Saturday morning I received a call from Mr. Meyer, graciously conceding the race. I thank him for his public …

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Setting the Record Straight

Setting the Record Straight

Allegations, half-truths, and cherry-picked data are muddying the LD28 Senate race. Isolated incidents are being taken out of context and fake statements are being made while offering voters false choices about state spending priorities. My campaign is setting the record straight:

Claim: “And you know I will continue to run a positive campaign.” – Eric Meyer

Truth: Meyer has contributed nearly $80,000 in campaign contributions to Democrat organizations that pool various money sources to fund negative, biased mailers that misrepresent my record.

 

Claim: Meyer’s bills never get a …

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SB 1062: Who scored and who got singed — or even scorched?

SB 1062: Who scored and who got singed — or even scorched?

Arizona Republic

Gov. Jan Brewer saved the Legislature from itself, vetoing Senate Bill 1062, the right-to-refuse-service bill.

But the state had already taken a blow, and not just in bad publicity.

A national Hispanic lawyers group canceled its 2015 convention in Phoenix simply because the Legislature passed the bill. At least one company considering coming to Arizona reportedly moved on instead. And who knows how many out-of-state visitors will divert their vacations to Santa Fe?

There are ample losers, but the controversy generated by SB 1062 also created winners. …

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Who scored and who got singed — or even scorched?

Who scored and who got singed — or even scorched?

Arizona Republic

SB 1062 debacle affected Arizona’s cast of characters in different ways.

Now comes the fallout after the nuclear explosion of opposition to Senate Bill 1062. Our beautiful state is scorched, though hopefully not permanently scarred. Not so, however, for some of those who touched the bill.

Here’s a look at the major players, some of whom were singed by SB 1062 and others who scored as a result of it.

Singed and Scored: Reps. Kate Brophy McGee, Heather Carter and Ethan Orr. Don’t look for these …

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Will SB-1062 fiasco prompt legislators to focus on budget, CPS?

By Jonathan Lowe – email

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Bill striking archaic mental-illness definition advances

I am proud to join with Rep. Heather Carter in sponsoring legislation aimed at ending the stigma associated with mental health.  Recognizing and treating mental illness is essential to the health of individuals, families and communities.  Mental illness is difficult to impossible to treat if not understood as a disease of the body, just like diabetes, heart disease and other chronic ailments.

By Mary K. Reinhart

The Republic | azcentral.com

The House Health Commit­tee unanimously approved a bill Wednesday that would elimi­nate archaic and offensive lan­guage from state law when de­scribing mental illness.

House …

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