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    Arizona Finally Has Ban on Hand Phone Use and Driving

    Thursday’s votes occurred with family members of those killed by texting motorists watching in the gallery. House Minority Leader Charlene Fernandez, D-Yuma, specifically addressed the survivors of Clayton Townsend, an officer with the Salt River Police Department who was killed in January when he was struck by a texting motorist while conducting a traffic stop.

    “We’re going to get it done today,” she told them.

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  • Legislators Vote to Reduce Corporate Tax Credits That Fund Private Schools

    House Minority Leader Charlene Fernandez said, “Our responsibility as legislators is to fully fund public education, and when we do that, we support public school students and with that we support public school teachers.”

    “I think what we’ve lost in this message is that our schools are still falling apart, they need more money. Our teachers need resources to make sure that our kids are successful,” Rep. Fernandez said.

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  • Arizona House OKs repeal of ‘antiquated’ HIV/AIDS instruction law

    Rep. Charlene Fernandez, the House Democratic leader, issued a statement after the vote saying she was “proud of my colleagues.”

    “Today we had the opportunity to stand together in a bipartisan manner and right a wrong,” the statement said.

    “We are repealing a law that has stigmatized untold numbers of Arizonans, and has led to erroneous and dangerous stereotypes, discrimination and bullying.”

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  • Arizona House moves forward on code of conduct before session ends

    “We are now on day 79 of this legislative session. We have no policy and no committee,” Rep. Charlene Fernandez, Democratic caucus leader, said at the press conference. “We are in violation of our own rules, and I certainly don’t think any member of the public is going to argue that we don’t need this.”

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  • Arizona Legislature passes historic Colorado River drought plan

    "This bill is not the end, it's just the beginning," said House Democratic Leader Charlene Fernandez, D-Yuma. "They say politicians think about the next election, but statesmen, think about the next generation. This is a moment for statesmanship, and I'm proud to stand with each and every one of you. We will face many more challenges like this. If we work together going forward like we have today, I have nothing but confidence in our future."

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  • Debbie Gibson
    commented 2018-08-21 09:29:29 -0700
    How do you feel about fracking in AZ?
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