Had Trump built the wall like he promised, perhaps he could’ve prevented the 40k #BambooBallots from being imported into Arizona 😆. And if he hadn’t started an insurrection in D.C. and gotten kicked off here, I could’ve responded directly to him. So there’s that.
“In 1918 and 1919 the Cheka [Soviet secret police] executed, without trial, more than a thousand persons a month!
At the height of Stalin's terror in 1937-38... more than 40,000 persons shot per month!”
@FannKfann@christianllamar You told us in closed caucus the "audit" would not cost taxpayers more than 150k and you wouldn't divulge who you were hiring. Had you told us it was an inexperienced, partisan firm, I wouldn't have been the only one to object.
@stephen_richer@TomPolhaus@FannKfann Stephen is correct. The "audit" is occurring without a vote. It started under the former state senate Judiciary chairman, then renewed by the current chairman. The only vote we've ever taken was on contempt for County BOS. We've had zero input on audit itself and the process.
This doesn't get quite the attention it deserves but this is a big deal. The state paid down $1 billion in pension liability with PSPRS this last budget with cities/counties kicking in another $580 million. This is a huge savings that frees up state dollars from here on out... twitter.com/maryjpitzl/sta…
@andzmomaz If only everyone wants what's best for students. My focus has been solely on getting scholarships to kids who qualify for free and reduced lunch and it would've saved the state money per JLBC. That's how I know nobody cares about these kids. They care about buildings.
@andzmomaz I'm trying to fund students, not systems.
And the current usage of the ESA program is .8% of the ENTIRE student population in Arizona. Yet there are still those who want to make sure students can never leave the school that's failing them. That's messed up.
@CollinYourbs "Educational losses have been even greater for some minorities. Black and Hispanic students - whose parents are more likely to have lost jobs and whose schools were less likely to reopen for in-person instruction — missed six to 12 months of learning..." Why we need ESAs esp. now
Our office sent a letter to President Biden yesterday regarding indications that the feds have medical records revealing contact information for unvaccinated Americans. If true, this is a severe breach of privacy and I won't tolerate such intrusions in AZ.
America is the only nation in the world that is founded on a creed. That creed is set forth with dogmatic and even theological lucidity in the Declaration of Independence; perhaps the only piece of practical politics that is also theoretical politics and also great literature.