A member of the coalition of Senate Republicans who broke away from the majority party and voted for Gov. Jan Brewer’s Medicaid expansion proposal is contemplating whether to run for office in 2014.
Sen. Bob Worsley, R-Mesa, said that while he intends to run at this point, the decision is one he must still mull over in the coming year – and any reservations he has to running have nothing to do with his vote on Medicaid.
Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne says a federal immigration reform bill should not allow the Department of Homeland Security to pronounce the U.S.-Mexico border secure.
- House Republicans promote 20-week abortion ban
- US court rules Glendale casino site issue still undecided
- Navajo Nation opens flagship casino in Arizona
- IG: ex-US Attorney retaliated in Fast and Furious
- Problems surface over Arizona’s 2007 employer sanction immigration law
- Arizona copper mine land swap measure gets committee approval
- Mining executive testifies: Rick Renzi behavior smelled fishy
- Arizona House passes bill protecting religion
- Ariz. lawmakers want students to learn how to budget
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Gov. Jan Brewer’s federal government expansion plan, spearheaded by Sen. John McComish’s amendment to SB1492, denies our ability to decide what health care we want to provide our citizens and how much to pay.
- In voting for Medicaid, senators were just doing their job
- Clean energy means more jobs, not less
- Hospital lobby fears they might not get Medicaid subsidies
- An honest discussion is needed on Medicaid expansion
- Gov. Brewer’s Medicaid expansion plan is sound fiscal management
- Brewer, McComish faulted for working with local church group on Medicaid
- Medicaid plan will bring affordable health care to the uninsured
- New school bus law improves safety for all who ride
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Lobbying reports show how much was spent, who spent it, but not necessarily who was being courted
The Arizona Capitol Times obtained the electronic quarterly lobbying reports for the first quarter of 2013 under the state’s public records laws, analyzed the expenditures across hundreds of transactions and interviewed many of those involved in the spending.
- Laguna Beach weekend tops lobbying expenditures
- A lobbying tradition: lunches on the lawn
- Special events dominated lobbying expenditures during the first quarter
- Freshman ranks high among most lobbied
- Lobbyist gift ban crusader accepts gifts from lobbyist
- Action lacking despite opportunities to improve Arizona’s lobbyist reporting system
- Power brokers: The most lobbied lawmakers and the busiest lobbyists
- Lobbying records reveals loopholes, reporting gaps and errors
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