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AZ Cardinal’s player supports ESAs and School Choice

AZ Cardinal’s player supports ESAs and School Choice

It is always good to have a professional football player on my side supporting my ESA School Choice Legislation.  Watch AZ Cardinal’s player Patrick Peterson in a Video HERE

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Get the FACTS on ESAs & School Choice-SB1431

Get the FACTS on ESAs & School Choice-SB1431

GET the FACTS on ESAs: Senate Bill 1431: 1. The AZ legislature supports education no matter where it takes place. It supports district schools, charter schools, online schools, private schools and homeschooling. 2. ESAs allow parents to choose the best … Continue reading

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Budget Prioritizes Education

Budget Prioritizes Education

Great News! The Arizona legislature passed the state budget last week.  It is structurally balanced, prioritizes education, funds other important needs, and includes a tax cut for individual taxpayers. Here are some highlights: Balanced budget with a tax cut for … Continue reading

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April 2017

April 2017

I’m working hard at the AZ State Capitol.  In addition to working on the state budget…here is some of the legislation I’ve sponsored: SB1441 gives patients that have received a “surprise” medical bill from an out of network doctor a … Continue reading

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Lesko Legislative Update 2-19-17

Lesko Legislative Update 2-19-17

Legislative Update from Senator Debbie Lesko: K-12 EDUCATION: The amount our state is spending on public education continues to increase every year and students are making improvements in national scores.  Public schools get money from different pots.  They get money … Continue reading

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December 2016

December 2016

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Holidays and Happy New Year! I wish all of you a happy, healthy and blessed 2017. 2016 was a good year at the Arizona legislature.  We increased funding for education, reformed the firefighter and police … Continue reading

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November 2016

November 2016

Thank you for re-electing me to the Arizona State Senate!  I am truly blessed to have the support of so many great people and to work at a job where I can make a positive difference in our state and … Continue reading

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Nov. 8th Ballot Measures

Nov. 8th Ballot Measures

Nov. 8th Ballot Measures: Note: None of these ballot measures were referred to the ballot by the legislature and the legislature cannot change the ballot measures with a majority vote even if there are unintended consequences with the ballot measures. … Continue reading

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April 2016- Prop 123 & 124

April 2016- Prop 123 & 124

Why I VOTED YES to refer Propositions 123 and 124 to the ballot: A. Proposition 123 (Education Funding): Republicans and Democrats in the AZ Legislature voted to refer Proposition 123 to the ballot in order to increase funding for K-12 … Continue reading

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Feb. 2016

Feb. 2016

I am very pleased that my pension reform legislation, SB1428, passed out of the legislature with bipartisan support, was signed by the governor, and will be on the May 17th ballot!  After one year of negotiations with fire fighter and … Continue reading

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