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Brewer vetoes bill on county personnel changes

A bill vetoed Gov. Jan Brewer on Friday would have changed the county personnel systems across Arizona except for Maricopa County.

The bill would have denied merit-system protections for all new hires and remove those rights for current employees as they get promoted or accept pay raises.

The changes are similar to provisions in a Brewer proposal for state workers. She said she liked those elements but found flaws, including the omission of Maricopa County.

Supporters said the changes will help weed out poor-performing workers and make county government more responsive to elected officials.

Critics contended the bill was unfair to current workers and would have opened the door to political favoritism.

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