Category Archives: Public Safety

Accomplishments of the 52nd Legislature

This is a summary of major bills and details on the balanced budget put together by the Majority at the Arizona Legislature. Accomplishments of 52nd Leg 5 26 16

Posted in Border Security, Budget, Education, Healthcare, Public Safety, States Rights

Big Prop. 124 win to change public-safety pensions

Proposition 124 sailed to easy victory Tuesday amid widespread support from firefighters, police officers and politicians who touted it as a way to improve the financially challenged Public Safety Personnel Retirement System. Early returns from the Arizona Secretary of State’s Office … Continue reading

Posted in Budget, Public Safety

Senator Steve Smith recognizes vital lifesaving role of Arizona Coast Guard Auxiliary

Senator Steve Smith has introduced a Senate Concurrent Resolution (SCR) designed to inform the public and the members of the Legislature about the vital role Arizona members of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary (USCGA) play in supporting the lifesaving … Continue reading

Posted in Military Affairs, Public Safety

Sen. Lesko: Eliminate speed cameras on state highways

PHOENIX – A west Valley lawmaker wants to eliminate the few remaining speed cameras on state highways. Only one such camera remains in the Valley: at the intersection of Grand Avenue and North Primrose Street in El Mirage. “I have … Continue reading

Posted in Public Safety, Transportation

Sen. Lesko introduces legislation to expedite child welfare investigations

Senator Debbie Lesko today filed a bill to help the Arizona Department of Child Safety (DCS) clear up the backlog of thousands of children who may be in danger. The overall goal is to give the agency immediate relief, by … Continue reading

Posted in Public Safety

Sen. Smith Named Legislator of Year by Law Enforcement Organization

   Senator Steve Smith has been named Legislator of the Year by the Arizona Police Association (APA), an organization representing nearly 9,000 federal, state and local law enforcement officers in Arizona.  Senator Smith is Chair of the Senate Public Safety, … Continue reading

Posted in Awards, Public Safety


Budget After years of papering over imbalanced state budgets, the new Governor and Republican Leadership in the Legislature committed to achieving a structurally balanced budget.  A budget that spends only those monies that are available provides the state with fiscal … Continue reading

Posted in Border Security, Budget, Economy, Education, Federal Government, Gun Rights, Healthcare, Immigration, Jobs, Public Safety, States Rights, Transportation