Government cannot be all things to all people.
At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child's success is the positive involvement of parents.
Where else but in America could a schoolteacher from Kansas City end up the governor of her adopted state?
I realized then that the generations may change but the strength of our nation remains solid.
It is time to maximize and prioritize our health care dollars.
I have said it on several occasions, several times from this podium, that providing a quality education for our children is high on my priority list. I will not stop now.
We improved the environment in which our children live, learn and play by decreasing crime and clamping down on abuse and violence in the home and on the streets.
Safety on our highways has improved significantly, with the help of the Legislature and the media.
We're helping those children who cannot help themselves and giving a push to those who can. We've done it by working together for a common purpose. I see no reason to stop now.
Within minutes of the attack, your Department of Public Safety mobilized its Operations Center, headed by a national expert on weapons of mass destruction.
Arizona now has one of the most innovative systems of financing school construction in the nation.
We emerged from the events of September 11 more steadfast in our beliefs, more courageous in our actions and more determined to protect our values than ever before.
Despite Arizona's remarkable growth in recent years, we have met the current federal health standards for ozone pollution and the Environmental Protection Agency recently approved our dust control plan.
During the last regular session and the most recent special session, measures that I see as little more than Band-Aids were applied to three health programs in the state.
The Growing Smarter laws now in place compel every community to plan their future growth and allow every citizen the right to be heard when those decisions are made.