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AFP-Arizona 2014 Legislative Policy Agenda

February 19, 2014 J,

AFP-Arizona’s state legislative policy plan for this year is outlined in the scoring rubric for our 2014 Legislative Scorecard.  You can read the plan below — or, for a printable pdf version that includes bill sponsors and bill numbers for our key bills, click here: afpazlegagenda02-19-2014           To TAKE ACTION on AFP-Arizona’s key bills, use the [...]

UPDATE: SB 1354 and SB 1355 Go Before Committee–Help Stop Political Union Spending!

February 13, 2014

AZ Committee Action Alert–SB 1354 and SB 1355: Paycheck Protection SB1354 and SB1355, sponsored by Sen. Gail Griffin (SB 1355 was co-sponsored by Sen. Kelli Ward) are two different versions of Paycheck Protection which ensure that government sector employees are protected from having third-party payments (including union dues and union political action funds) taken out of [...]

Support SB 1119 and Consumer Freedom in Healthcare!

February 13, 2014

AZ Committee Action Alert: SB 1119—Interstate Purchase of Health Care Plans SB 1119, sponsored by Sen. Steve Pierce, would allow Arizona healthcare consumers the freedom to purchase health plans from companies based in other states. This important legislation is expected to be heard next week by the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. In order [...]

Please Support Budget Transparency!

February 13, 2014 J,

AZ Committee Action Alert: HB 2614—“Truth-in-Spending” HB 2614, sponsored by Rep. Steve Smith, would help ensure budget transparency and that state legislators own their support of bad budgets. A priority of AFP-Arizona for years, this important bill will be heard next week by the House Federalism and Fiscal Responsibility Committee—where Rep. Smith is co-chairman. In [...]

Legislators of the Week — February 10-14

February 13, 2014 J,

AZ Legislators of the Week — February 10-14, 2014 Rep. Debbie Lesko of  Peoria (Legislative District 21) serves as the Chairwoman of the influential House Ways and Means Committee and is a former board member of the Arizona Federation of Taxpayers (AFP-Arizona’s predecessor organization). Sen. Kimberly Yee of Phoenix (Legislative District 20) is a small [...]

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