2023 Legislative Shortcomings
Hobbs’ First Year as Governor
Contrary to popular belief, Hobbs did in fact add an accomplishment to her year-one resume: a record number of vetoes in a legislative session.
Among the bills proudly shut down by Gov. Hobbs : SB 1600, SB 1001, and SB 1026.
By vetoing these bills, this is the real message Hobbs is sending: Guarding ‘reproductive rights’ means withholding critical care from babies born alive. Providing parents a guarantee to the rightful autonomy over their own children is ‘harmful,’ but allowing taxpayer dollars to fund drag queen shows targeting minors is protecting ‘freedom of expression.’
VETOS IN 2023
Hobbs via SB 1600 veto letter: As a candidate I promised to veto any bill that interferes with the reproductive rights of Arizonans.
Hobbs via SB 1001 veto letter: As politicians across the country continue to pass harmful legislation directed at transgender youth, I have a clear message to the people of Arizona: I will veto every bill that aims to attack and harm children.
Hobbs via SB 1026, SB 1028, SB 1030, SB 1698 veto letter: SB 1026, SB 1028, SB 1030, and SB 1698 are attempts to criminalize free expression and ostracize the LGBTQIA+ community both implicitly and explicitly.
I would like to point out that we could have just passed a law that schools just have to put up shower curtains, and that would have solved the problem…Regarding the shower issue, I am not kidding: schools should have shower curtains. With that I vote no.
Christine Marsh’s Vote on SB 1040, Public Schools; Restrooms; Reasonable Accommodations
It seems that Senator Marsh is indeed in favor of transparency in schools…as long as it’s in the locker room and not the classroom. Her claim that a flimsy shower curtain is sufficient protection for an exposed young girl who is forced to share a shower with a biological male is ridiculous.
Eva Burch’s Vote on SB 1600, Infants; Born Alive
Dangerous. This is the word chosen by Senator Burch to describe a bill that would have given babies born alive an assured chance at survival. The real danger is in a legislator that shoots down a provision requiring doctors to offer life-saving care to a child born in critical condition.
I think this language is dangerous, I think it’s the wrong thing. I vote no.
Schwiebert regarding ESA budget: I am deeply disappointed that we are not doing what we need to do to stop this train wreck of ESAs that threaten to bankrupt the state.
Schwiebert regarding SB 1564: Please make children stay in their homeschool to protect public school sports.
Judy Schwiebert’s Vote on ESAs and SB 1564, Private School Students; Interscholastic Activities
Representative Schwiebert has proven a vocal advocate for schools, but only government-funded public schools. She adamantly decried Empowerment Scholarship Accounts (ESAs) with the far-fetched claim that they will ‘bankrupt’ the state, while ignoring the fact that ESAs cost a mere 6% of what the state spends on public education.
With her ‘no’ vote on SB 1564, Schwiebert also made it known that she would rather discriminate against homeschool students than have them play sports on a public school team. Seems she forgot that the parents of those ‘homeschool kids’ pay taxes that fund those very schools.