Republican Arizona Governor Jan Brewer veto of volunteerism bill shocks youth; Discourages hard work ethic.Monday, May 21st, 2012
Arizona Republican Gov. Jan Brewer should get the baloney award. No wonder more and more younger people are registering as Independents and leaving the crazy GOP in our state. No wonder the AZ GOP cannot buy a new air conditioner for their headquarters … they have crazy people discouraging hard work in our state!
My message to Jevin Hodge?
DON’T GIVE UP! Keep going and keep introducing ideas! Brewer deserves the Baloney award for 2012.
From AZ CENTRAL:
Just days from graduation, Jevin Hodge got a lesson in politics last week when Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed a bill that would have required a governor’s commendation to students with more than 200 hours of approved community service.
“I thought that when she saw a piece of good policy, she would have instantly jumped on it,” said Hodge, an 18-year-old senior at McClintock High School in Tempe, who had persuaded a Democratic legislator to champion the bill. “It’s very disheartening to see that she doesn’t want to award the youth that are serving her state.”
In her veto letter, Brewer called the bill unnecessary and an infringement on the state Constitution’s separation of powers. “In this bill, one branch of government is obligating another branch of government to do something it already can do,” she wrote.
Hodge, who has more than 800 hours of community service under his belt, brought the idea for Senate Bill 1066 to state Sen. David Schapira, D-Tempe, last fall.
The bill passed unanimously in the Senate, Schapira said, and he expected the governor to sign it. The commendation would have been a certificate or diploma seal.
“I thought we had a chance here at putting partisanship aside and passing a bill into law that would actually have an impact,” he said, calling the governor’s reasons for vetoing it “total baloney.”