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- 1. "The Gang of Six" by Supervisor Sylvia Allen
by Sylvia Allen, Navajo County Supervisor, District 3.
Former Arizona State Senator
President Reagan: "You can't be for big Government, big taxes, and big bureaucracy and still be for the little guy." Click here to read more
Why is it that elected officials don't learn from history, and why do some stray from sound principles?
Some Background: During my first two weeks as a state senator in June of 2008, the legislature was finalizing the last Napolitano budget. For the prior five years of her governorship, her state budgets had increased by a billion dollars in spending each year. The next year, as we prepared to vote on the budget, the state had a $3 billion deficit. The next three years were gut-wrenching, as we had to cut spending and borrow money to bring the state budget back in balance. We worked hard to accomplish this without increasing taxes that would have put more of a burden on businesses and our citizens.
On May 16 of this year, six Republican Senators (Rich Crandall, Steve Pierce, John McComish, Adam Driggs, Bob Worsley, and Michele Reagan) forgot this past budget history, as well as their conservative principles. But, much worse, they turned on their fellow Republicans and voted with Senate Democrats in an amendment feeding frenzy that resulted in a pork-heavy, spend-expand-grow budget that increased the proposed balanced budget by $306 million.
- Required reading...
A list of books that every conservative should read. Click here to read more
- Profiles in Heartfelt Giving
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Frank Riggs, Governor
Brenda Barton, AZ Rep LD6
Ron Bellus, Gilbert School Board
Andy Biggs, AZ Sen LD12
Mark Brnovich, Arizona Attorney General
Eddie Cook, Gilbert Council
Chester Crandell, AZ Sen LD6
Darla Dawald, AZ Rep LD8
Jeff DeWit, Treasurer
Diane Douglas, Superintendent of Public Instruction
Dale Eames, AZ Sen LD26
Dave Farnsworth, AZ Sen LD16
Eddie Farnsworth, AZ Rep LD12
John Fillmore, AZ Rep LD16
Tom Forese, AZ Corporation Commission
Ralph Heap, AZ Sen LD25
Adam Kwasman, US Rep CD1
Doug Little, AZ Corporation Commission
Darin Mitchell, AZ Rep LD13
Steve Montenegro, AZ Rep LD13
Victor Petersen, Gilbert Town Council
Warren Petersen, AZ Rep LD12
Justin Pierce, Secretary of State
Matt Salmon, US Rep CD5
Steve Smith, AZ Sen LD11
Bob Thorpe, AZ Rep LD6
Kelly Townsend, AZ Rep LD16
Emilena Turley, Queen Creek Town Council
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Arizona Conservative Coalition
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Arizonans Against Common Core
Atridim News Journal
Benjamin Franklin Charter Schools
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