Did you know that when the Legislature is in session, I post daily video updates to Facebook from my desk in the Arizona House?
Now, even if you don’t have a Facebook account, you can watch all of my video updates on this website PowersForThePeople. For the past year, since Inauguration Day 2019, I have been posting my video updates to both Facebook and my blog, A View from the Left Side, on this website PowersForThePeople.
These short, candid videos have been wildly popular on social media. Initially this surprised me …until I got to thinking about the state of news in our country. So many newspapers have been closed or dramatically downsized. People are starved for content they can trust.
My updates give you the straight scoop on the action at the Legislature. I also post policy-related commentaries here.
I worked in communications, medicine, public health, and management for my entire professional career. I owned my own successful writing, photography and graphic design business. I was managing editor for one of the American Journal of Medicine for 12 years (and still work there part time). I was a progressive political blogger for 10 years before I ran for office in 2016. I have a bachelors degree in Journalism from The Ohio State University and a Masters in Public Health from The University of Arizona. I am a member of the National Writers Union Local 1981. I am not fake news.
For most of you, I am your representative in the Arizona House. For long-term LD9 residents, think of my Powers For The People blog and video updates as my version of the Farley Report. Senator Steve Farley emailed the Farley Report to constituents every week that he served in the Legislature.
For all of you, whether or not you live in my district, I am your embedded journalist– your eyes, your ears, and your voice– in the Arizona Legislature.
Here are the 2020 video updates so far. These are numbered based upon the days we actually worked.
Video Updates from Week 1 of #AZLeg2020
Video Updates from Week 2 of #AZLeg2020
[Monday was MLK Day.]
Video Updates from Week 3 of #AZLeg2020
Bonus Week 3 Updates: Build Your Own Border Wall Bill Dead for Now in #AZLeg (video)
[This is an update from Day 9. As with much bad legislation, this bill rose from the dead as a Zombie Bill and
passed the House on reconsideration on Feb. 6, 2020.]
Video Updates from Week 4 of #AZLeg2020
Video Updates from Week 5 of #AZLeg2020
There was so much tax cut action in Ways and Means in Week 5 that there are a couple of extra updates.
Video Updates from Week 6 of #AZLeg2020
Bonus/Action Alert: What Is the Cost? 18 Tax Giveaways Pass #AZ House Ways & Means (video)
Video Updates from Week 7 of #AZLeg2020
Day 24: Is 5G ‘Risky Business’? (video)
Bonus Update: Is $1 Billion in New Tax Giveaways Too Much? (video)
Video Updates from Week 8 of #AZLeg2020
Day 28: Tax Giveaways, Gentrification, & Housing in Tucson (video)
This is the text and video of a speech that I gave on gentrification and tax giveaways on Sunday, March 1, 2020.
Video Updates from Week 9 of #AZLeg2020
Video Updates from Week 10 of #AZLeg2020
Video Updates from Week 11 of #AZLeg2020
After passing the budget, the Arizona Legislature adjourned until April 13, 2020 due to the novel Coronavirus outbreak.
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