Strongly Consider These Candidates & Propositions
|Here are some propositions and candidates receiving bi-partisan approval I think the public should strongly consider in this election:Prop 487: Fixes the broken pension system and replaces it with a 401(k) for NEW employees only. It saves over $500 million and the stops the abuse of pension spiking. The government unions have waged an all out smear and disinformation campaign to defeat this well thought out measure. This proposal does NOT include police or fire. This is for Phoenix voters only.
Prop 303: This proposal allows people who are terminally ill to try any medication that has been through a phase I approval. Already passed in 4 states it makes it easier for those that have exhausted every option the right to try other medications here in Arizona and not have to travel o other countries.
Prop 122: Allows Arizona the right to set its own policies and laws and makes Washington pay its own bills.
Senate: Adam Driggs
House: Shawnna Bolick and Kate Brophy Magee
Senate: Jeff Dial
House: Jill Norgaard and Bob Robson
My best to you and your family,
Phoenix City Council; District 6
Message from MCRC Chairman A J LaFaro:
I have received quite a few inquiries about the various propositions that will appear on the November 4 Ballot. There are three statewide propositions, one Maricopa County proposition and various city propositions – one of which is Phoenix’s Proposition 487.
Summary of Propositions
122 – Yes
303 – You decide
304 – Yes
480 – Not no, but hell no
Our featured speaker is Christina Corieri. She is the current Chief of Staff to Councilman Sal DiCiccio and a former Policy Health Care Analyst for the Goldwater Institute. Christina will provide insight and perspective on the propositions in this election.
Statewide – 122, 303 and 304
Maricopa County – 480
City of Phoenix – 487
The need for pension reform in Arizona is so great that the New York Times is now covering it. When a librarian gets $286,000 at retirement and THEN starts a $102,000 pension for life -fiscal accountability is needed. I was happy to have the opportunity to speak with the Times about this growing problem. If you would like to read the article, it is available here.
While the Arizona legislature needs to address pension reform at the state level, Phoenix voters have the opportunity to vote on real pension reform for city employees in November.
PHOENIX – Today Chairman Robert Graham of the Arizona Republican Party called upon registered voters to ensure their ballots are cast and their voices heard in this month’s election.
“We have a historic opportunity to select a governor in a seat that has been held by incumbents since 2002. We have well-qualified Republican candidates with experiences in Congress, business, law enforcement and public service. Please make sure to cast a vote for the Republican candidate you feel has the experience and values you seek,” said Arizona Republican Party Chairman Robert Graham. “This is an opportunity that doesn’t come around very often — make your voice heard and encourage your friends and family to get out to vote.”
We thank the following candidates for their participation in our June "Get To Know the Candidates Round Table" – Will Cardon, candidate for Secretary of State; Tom Morrissey, candidate for AZ Senate; Jill Norgaard, candidate for AZ House of Representatives; John King, candidate for AZ House of Representatives; Diane Douglas, candidate for Superintendant of Public Instruction. It was an informative session with the candidates having the opportunity to answer questions from involved citizens.
Phoenix Pension Reform Act
Will appear on your November ballot
- Ends pension spiking
- Saves Phoenix taxpayers over $150 million in the first 10 years
- Offers City employees a defined contribution plan equal to the private sector
- Puts Phoenix back on a financially sustainable path