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Coffee Chats

I will be hosting a series of Coffee Chats as an opportunity for you to discuss the important issues facing our community. The next Coffee Chat will be March 8, 2017. 

The Coffee Chats will be held from 8am to 9am at the Step One Coffee House located at 6719 E 2nd St, Prescott Valley, AZ 86314.

I remain committed to being open, accessible, and responsive to my constituents.  Whether it is at a Coffee Chat, on the phone, via email, or out in the district, I want to encourage everyone to share their ideas. 

All are welcome to attend.


Arizona Legislature Nearing Key Deadlines

Today marks the 26th day of the 53rd Legislative Session.  As of today, 931 bills and 85 memorials/resolutions have been introduced.  Customarily, around 1,200 pieces of legislation are introduced each session prior to the bill introduction deadline.

This past Monday was the deadline for senators to introduce new bills for consideration.  House members have until next Friday, February 10, to introduce new legislative proposals. 

As we approach the deadline for bills to be heard in their chamber of origin, committee agendas are packed as members push to have their bills heard on time.  This is causing lengthy committee hearings with some lasting several hours. 

The last day for bills to be considered in their chamber of origin is February 17 and the last day for committee hearings to hear bills from the opposite chamber is March 24.

As always, we will continue to analyze and monitor each bill as it moves through the process and evaluate any impacts.

For more information on legislative deadlines, please click here.


Supervisor Jack Smith to head County Supervisors Association Medium County Caucus

I was selected on January 19, 2017 as Chairman to the County Supervisors Association (CSA) Medium County Caucus, which aims to address issues impacting the state’s medium sized counties.

CSA is a non-partisan, non-profit research and advocacy organization representing the 61 county supervisors from Arizona’s 15 counties. The Medium County caucus is composed of the five medium sized counties, based on population and includes Cochise, Coconino, Yavapai, Yuma and Mohave counties.

I am very excited to Chair this caucus as we address issues and concerns which impact our like sized counties. I value my fellow Supervisors’ support and confidence in my ability to lead the Medium County Caucus.

The caucus meets regularly to discuss important issues facing constituents and serves as a forum to deliberate legislative proposals and to share best practices across county lines.
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