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Mark Finchem’s Legislative Journal       

         

MARCH 1, 2019-  We continue to press for income tax conformity and reform. The State’s balance sheet has not been this healthy in a very long time. We can pay down debt, improve wages for law enforcement personnel, meet our commitment to continue increases in K-12 education funding, and keep taxes low. Arizona is heavy on university funding and light on technical school funding, this highlights the need for rebalancing taxpayer education investments. The $20 Million investment in the Pima Community College Aviation School is a good example of a step in the right direction.
- Rep. Mark Finchem, Chairman of the House Federal Relations Committee. 
USING TAXPAYER RESOURCES FOR POLITICAL PURPOSES 
 
The practice of using taxpayer resources in schools and other government buildings has become a pervasive problem. The use of taxpayer resources for political purposes ensures the minority opinion will always be oppressed, that is why it is illegal in Arizona for political subdivisions from small-town municipalities to school districts to promote a political ideology, a political agenda, or a political candidate with taxpayer resources. With HB-2026 average citizens will be empowered to challenge and hold government accountable when the usual watchdogs won't.
PUBLIC LANDS MANAGEMENT BILLS PROGRESS
 
The Public Lands Management bills package has made its way out of the House and is on its way to the Senate. These bills are important because they provide a pathway to sustained, long-term funding for our infrastructure, education and public safety. Last year over $1 Billion of income from land uses went to Washington DC as opposed to the states where the revenue was earned.
CALL FOR VOTER INITIATIVE!

Parents and teachers from all over Arizona have reached out and asked how they might promote a voter initiative calling for a Classroom Code of Ethics that would require everyone who works in a K-12 classroom to leave their personal political opinions out of classroom discussions.  This has become a pervasive problem, and teachers report that they are tired of being bullied by union organizers with Red4Ed, by their failure to be vocal about promoting political ideologies and personalities, so much so that they are leaving the teaching profession. It isn't all about the pay. If you are interested in promoting a voter initiative that creates a Classroom Code of Ethics, send an email to info@votefinchem.com
AZ House Speaker Bowers Calls out Democrats on their Mockery of Decorum 

Earlier this week we were saddened to see the total breakdown of civility, and respect for the decorum in the Peoples House. Far left Democrats made a mockery of the normal course of business. While claiming that they are there to do the peoples business, their actions tell a very different story, House Democrats engaged in an unwarranted verbal assault and showed total disrespect the likes of which we have never seen. With such sophomoric displays, it becomes impossible to do the work of the People and is a shameful display unbecoming of people who are supposed to be leaders in our communities.

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"DRAFTING ERROR" NARRATIVE ISN'T WORKING

The Democrat members of the House continue to promote the narrative that their bill to deprive new-born children who survive an abortion (HB 2696) had a "minor drafting error" and even offered an amendment to make corrections. The problem is the amendment did not eliminate the language that would have repealed protections for children born alive. The truth is that they got caught trying to pass a New York style bill that permits abortionists to kill babies that survive abortion attempts. There is NO doubt that they will attempt to run the same bill again in future legislatures.
 
 BECOME A PC!

If you are interested in entering the world of politics, we need you!  In Arizona, a precinct committeeman is the most important elected official to our Republican Party – the dedicated men and women who hold this position constitute the foundation of our party in all fifteen counties. A precinct committeeman is a party worker at the grassroots level. Precinct committeemen are elected by voters in their precinct at the time of the Primary election, during general election years. If there is not an elected committeeman, the county chairman can appoint a committeeman to fill a vacancy. Whether you live in Legislative District 11 or in another "LD" you and your talents are needed.   For more information about what it means to be a PC click here.  Click the button below to learn more about where meetings are held, what PC's do and how you can join the team.
Become a PC!

PERSONAL RIGHTS AND VACCINES

I will be voting to support parental rights and the rights of conscience. While I support those who chose to vaccinate their children, I also know that thee are faith-related reasons for some to not participate in vaccinations. Our children are most precious to us, and we all tend to err on the side of protecting them. 

HB 2275 KEEPS THE COST OF FOOD DOWN

Safe and effective pesticides are just one factor that keeps our food high quality and inexpensive. The tax treatment of this basic food chain contributor will not be taxed as a retail product since it is now considered one of the raw materials for food production. This move will help to keep the price of high-quality food down.
 

District 11 Legislators Announce Patriot Academy Scholarship
 
STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX – Representatives Mark Finchem (R-11) and Bret Roberts (R11), and Senator Vince Leach (R-11), all who serve in the Arizona Legislature are sponsoring three privately-funded scholarships to this years Patriot Academy, which is scheduled for June 19-21, 2019 at the State Capitol. To be eligible for the session, students must be 16-25 years old; age exceptions may be allowed under special circumstances.

This year interested students must submit a 1,000 word paper analyzing Federalist Paper No. 45 and what the writer observes as the intent of the Framers of the U.S. Constitution concerning the Ninth and Tenth Amendments. Papers must be submitted to Mark Finchem at PO Box 69344, Oro Valley, AZ 85737 and postmarket no later than April 15, 2019. Scholarship recipients will be notified by May 1, 2019.

“We are pleased to offer this opportunity to future community leaders in Legislative District 11. We will be an active part of the Academy because we believe in making personal investments early in the process of civic skills development and believe in the importance of ethical governance.”- Representative Mark Finchem.

For more information please see the full press release
here.
For more information about the Patriot Academy please visit www.patriotacademy.com  

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