Issues

A Partial List of Bob Karp's Priorities if Elected to Arizona State Senate

  • Provide first class PUBLIC schools for all Arizona children
  • Lower the cost of college
  • Invest in rural communities' infrastructure
  • Create sustainable economic growth that results in good jobs & paychecks for workers in rural Arizona while protecting the environment
  • Protect water resources throughout Arizona
  • Formulate and pass sensible, effective gun control legislation that makes us safer
  • Expand affordable comprehensive healthcare for all residents in Arizona
  • Reverse tax breaks & credits for special interests.
  • Stop state interference with local government

 

Gowan gets award for bringing jobs to – Phoenix!

On November 4, 2020 there will a celebration of state legislators “…for their support of technology and STEM education at the virtual Governor’s Celebration of Innovation “. State Senator David Gowan will be honored as “Outstanding Technology Senator of the Year”.  Why?  According to the press release: “Sen. David Gowan was largely responsible for shepherding […]

The Right Choice

The incumbents who represent Arizona legislative district 14 have run as the “LD14Team”.  Before you vote, consider the difference between them and myself and Kim Moschetti. We should expect better from our elected leaders.  Kim and I each have our own ideas and approach to governing but we do agree that it is time for […]

Willcox Basin Water Crisis Needs Leadership – Now!

“Agriculture exploded there over the past few decades. And, with no limit on pumping water, Cochise County will continue to have the most dramatic land subsidence in the state.” Joe Cook, Arizona Geological Survey The residents in the Willcox, AZ Basin have been alarmed by the precipitous drop in the groundwater levels in the areas of […]

Health care in Arizona

David Gowan has opposed the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) since it was passed in 2010.  He has taken numerous actions to make sure that it would be available to as few people as possible in Arizona.  He joined in a lawsuit with other Republicans against then Governor Jan Brewer who had decided to extend Medicaid […]

WARNING: Another way to take money away from Arizona public schools

The latest method to siphon money away from public schools in Arizona is the “microschool” fondly called “the uber concept of schooling” by it’s corporate entity parent Prenda.  These so-called schools, which have shot up in popularity since the pandemic, have no teachers – licensed or otherwise.  Instead “guides” who are basically, untrained sitters, watch […]

Groundwater Crisis in Southeast Arizona

Yesterday in the Rose Garden, President Trump talked about a lot of things including dishwashers, and the abundance of water “in most places”. “We made it so dishwashers now have a lot more water and in many places — in most places of the country, water’s not a problem, they don’t know what to do […]

Meet the LD14 Candidates (But not the Republicans)

Bob Karp, Democratic Party candidate for the Arizona State Senate, and Kim Mochetti, Democratic  Party candidate for the State House in legislative district join Luige del Puerto for a Q & A about their campaigns for the Arizona state legislature. A 15 minute conversation with Luige del Puerto, Associate Publisher & Editor – Arizona Capitol […]

Ducey Stiffs Small Cities & Rural Counties

This is a complicated story with lots of numbers.  The short answer is that Governor Ducey did not use the funding formula that was recommended in the federal CARES Act passed into law in March of this year.  Larger cities and counties, in Arizona this included Mesa, Phoenix, and Tucson got direct funding from the […]

Reform Public Safety Personnel Retirement System (PSPRS)

Small cities throughout Arizona continue to struggle to make minimum pension payments, required by law, to the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System (PSPRS).  As reported in the 6/7/2020 Herald Review, Bisbee faces a just under $1.5 million payment into the retirement fund this year.  Bisbee Mayor David Smith says PSPRS is “drastically under performing.” Various […]

A Good Idea: Community Colleges offer 4 Year Degrees

Since my first run for Arizona state legislature in 2018 I have championed the idea of lowering the cost of college for Arizona students.  One of the ideas I explored was free 2 year community college for students in rural counties that graduated from high school in that county.  I believe that a variety of […]