Legislature finishes annual session
Bleary eyed Arizona lawmakers took final votes on a slew of bills late Thursday evening and early Friday morning as they wrapped up the Legislature’s annual regular session.
The often contentious session that lasted nearly six months ended as most do, with some laughs and somewhat delirious attempts to continue following procedure and to sine die, which came at 12:59 a.m. June 14, the 151st day of the session.
Two completely unrelated events
The Attorney General’s office announced in a press release today that people who wrongfully lost their homes to a foreclosure and filed claims with the AG would begin receiving restitution checks today.
Nation getting new look at Brewer
The rest of the country is learning something about Gov. Jan Brewer that Arizonans have known for years — the SB1070-fueled perception of her as a finger-wagging Tea Party icon is only part of the story.
Here’s why it’s important to comply with the 95% coverage rule
Health and Human Services has published under the guise of health care reform more than 20,000 pages of new rules and regulations.
Last-minute anti-abortion bill goes nowhere
A bill allowing health inspectors to carry out unannounced inspections of abortion clinics failed on June 13, but its supporters promised to revive it next year.
Brewer gets her way
House and Senate approve Medicaid expansion, ending months of debate
After a bitter and prolonged debate that ripped apart Republican majorities in the House and Senate, Arizona lawmakers approved Gov. Jan Brewer’s Medicaid expansion proposal and sent it to her for her signature.
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