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Arizona Daily Star endorses Democrats Victoria Steele, Representatives Randy Friese and Pam Powers Hannley in LD 9

The Arizona Daily Star editorial board has  endorsed all Democrats running in LD 9:  former 2 term House Rep.  Victoria Steele, incumbents House Reps. Dr. Randy Friese and Pamela Powers Hannley.

Steele is being challenged by political newcomer Republican Randall Fleenor, and Ana Henderson (R) is again running for House. She lost the same House race in Nov. 2016 to Friese and Powers Hannley.

Here’s the online link for this article, on page A10 of today’s Star print edition:

https://tucson.com/opinion/local/star-endorsements-victoria-steele-randy-friese-pamela-powers-hannley-in/article_30d6ea5f-91e9-5e8b-9df3-8b5b6bd626bf.html

Victoria Steele

LD 9 House Rep. Dr. Randy Friese

Pamela Powers Hannley

LD 9 House Rep. Pamela Powers Hannley

 

 

 

 

 

Vote wisely on or before Nov. 6, 2018.

Voter registration totals for LD 9:

Democrats 50,125; Republicans 37,965; Other 37,980.




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LD9 Clean Elections Debate: Oct. 16 (video)

LD9 Reps. Pamela Powers Hannley and Dr. Randy Friese with former representative and current Senate candidate Victoria Steele.

LD9 Reps. Pamela Powers Hannley and Dr. Randy Friese with former representative and current Senate candidate Victoria Steele.

The three Democrats and two Republicans running for seats in Legislative District 9 will participate in a Clean Elections Debate on Tuesday, October 16, beginning at 6 p.m. at Pima College Northwest.

Running for the Arizona House are incumbent Reps. Randy Friese and Pamela Powers Hannley and Republican challenger Ana Henderson, who lost to the two Democrats in 2016. On the Senate side, Democrat and former House Rep. Victoria Steele and political newcomer Republican Randy Fleenor are vying for the seat vacated by Senator Steve Farley.

Come with your questions. Since this debate is being run by the Citizens Clean Elections Commission (CCEC), at least half of the questions come from the audience.

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Balanced Public Health Policy Should Be Legislature’s Goal (video)

The Arizona House Health Committee passed the Arizona Opioid Epidemic Act in January 2018.

This is the transcript of my opening remarks at the Arizona Public Health Association Conference on Oct. 3, 2018. A video of the speech is below.

It is an honor for me to address the Arizona Public Health Association, since I have a Masters in Public Health from the University of Arizona. I worked in health communication, medicine, public health and behavioral research for many years before deciding to run for the Arizona House in 2015.

In fact, it was my background in public health that prompted me to run for office. Many times since I moved to Arizona in 1981, I have found myself shouting at the radio or the TV or the newspaper or a social post about bad policy decisions made by the Arizona Legislature. Anybody else have that experience?

In the public health arena, the Legislature far too often makes short-term decisions to save a buck or make an ideological point, but in the long-term, these decisions cost money and lives. Do you remember Governor Jan Brewer’s Death Panels? Brewer knocked more than 250,000 adults off of Medicaid—including people on transplant waiting lists. That decision made national news as transplant patients began dying.

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Do This If You’re Upset that InvestInEd and Outlaw Dirty Money were Kicked off the Ballot

Are you upset because Invest In Ed & Outlaw Dirty Money were kicked off the Nov 6 ballot by right-wing, activist judges?

Here’s what you can do about it…

If you believe in these ideas:

  • Ensuring transparency in campaign finance reporting,
  • Getting big and dirty money out of politics,
  • Finding sustainable funding for public education,
  • Stopping the tax giveaways and, instead, raising revenue for education,
  • Stopping vouchers for private and religious schools,

There are three important NO votes you can make:

  • No on Prop 126
  • No on Prop 305
  • No on Prop 306

According to state Rep. Pamela Powers Hannley:

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UPDATED: Danger Menaces 300 Migrant Children in Off-Limits Compound in Tucson

Southwest Key Programs at 1601 N Oracle Road near Drachman Street, north of downtown in Tucson

Southwest Key Programs operates an off-limits compound at 1601 N Oracle Road near Drachman Street, north of downtown in Tucson

9-19-18 UPDATE: Arizona moves to revoke licenses from all Southwest Key migrant-children shelters https://goo.gl/qVxUA9 The government contractor failed to provide proof its workers had the required background checks.

Up to 300 migrant children ages 5 to 17 are warehoused at a dangerous facility run by Southwest Key Programs in Tucson.  “There seem to be some real problems here,” said state Representative Kirsten Engel, speaking at a recent meeting of the Democrats of Greater Tucson.

The Arizona Department of Health Services (DHS) made an inspection and found “numerous violations that employees have fingerprint cards, and space and privacy for kids.” DHS negotiated an agreement with Southwest Key giving DHS the power to make unannounced inspections.

“It’s a black box,” she said of the compound, which is closed to the public. “When we were at Southwest Key there was a representative from the Denver regional office of the HHS (the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services), but we didn’t get a lot of information from him.”

Southwest Key is a massive private contractor that is paid $485 million by the federal government to warehouse 5,200 children in 26 facilities in Arizona, California, and Texas. In Arizona, it houses 1,500 children in 13 different shelters.

The children are technically not incarcerated. “They are in a ‘mandatory temporary child shelter situation,'” Engel said. “They are in the hands of a private entity. One of the issues is that it is all being done by private contract and is not being adequately overseen by a state agency.”

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