Steve Gallardo is a rock solid advocate for his rightful constituents in the state senate.
There IS a movement afoot in Arizona to put personal (not necessarily medical) use of marijuana on the November 2014 ballot. For more information, check out:
Herrod said, "Read the bill!" Well, I read the bill the day it was introduced. The truth is stark and plain. Mr. Boston was right on the mark.
Kavanagh's speech about the SB1070 subpoena was lame and full of fallacy. I cited examples on my blog post, along with providing the video of his diatribe. http://stevemuratore.blogspot.com/2014/01/…
Sounds like the Daily Star has abdicated its responsibility for what the institution of a Free Press is generally charged to fulfill.
Notable mischaracterizations in Mr. Desrochers' write up include that he gave sole credit for the HB2305 referendum signature drive to Democrats (it was a coalition that included vigorous effort by other groups not affiliated with the Democratic Party). The repeal of 2305, this year's HB2196 was held OSTENSIBLY for language issues. What language problem is there in a one-line bill that simply states that HB2305 (stated as the session law chapter) is repealed?
The FACT is, it was held because Eddie Farnsworth underestimated opposition AND because Asst. Secretary of State Jim Drake got caught with his pants down (figuratively speaking).
AND... committees do not PASS legislation. They RECOMMEND that the entire body pass a bill. It may not be substantively different, but it's important for the reporter to understand the distinction. If he doesn't understand how the process works, he's going to report a lot more things incorrectly. If the reporter doesn't understand it, how is he going to help readers understand it?
Historically, having the State Rep move across the courtyard to the Senate is done often enough to discount the discomfort of going through the process a second time.
Given that the Senate Minority Caucus is down one member because of what appears to be a self-serving decision by Lopez, the smartest thing to do would be to give the ONE of the three with legislative experience the opportunity to move into the Senate right away.
The vacancy of one Democratic member of the House does not present as urgently or acutely as in the Senate.
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