It’s 2017, and my office finally takes credit cards


In the second decade of the 21st century, there is no reason Arizonans should have to come to the state Capitol, stand in line to pass a piece of paper across the counter and go home with that same piece of paper stamped “Approved” in order to move their business forward. I share Gov. Doug …

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Open and Transparent Environment Inspires Confidence


It’s been another interesting week in the Secretary of State’s office as our staff began processing referenda petitions to stop implementation of SB1431, a law passed by the legislature to expand school vouchers. The Secretary of State’s Office is the the filing office for these kinds of petitions. When they come in, it’s our job …

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New laws go into effect today, including the Good Samaritan law!


If you see a child or pet locked in a hot car, you can now break-in to save them without fear of prosecution (just make sure to phone the police or animal control first!) As a pet parent to two Dobermans and a Dachshund, I took a pledge to never leave my four-legged buddies locked …

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Another Request from the Presidential Commission on Election Integrity


Three weeks ago, I received a request for confidential information contained within Arizona’s voter registration database from the Presidential Commission on Election Integrity. At the time I was concerned how the Commission stated they would make personal identifying data within the voter file public, which is expressly prohibited under state statute. Combined with little information …

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