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Moratorium leads to near-record number of Brewer vetoes

Moratorium leads to near-record number of Brewer vetoes

The bill moratorium that rankled lawmakers as Gov. Jan Brewer started applying pressure to pass her Medicaid expansion plan helped push her to a near-record number of vetoes in 2013.

Brewer vetoed 26 bills this year, the second highest total of her career, behind the 29 she rejected in 2011.

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Up Close with House Speaker Andy Tobin

Up Close with House Speaker Andy Tobin

I didn’t talk to a single person who thought a special session was on the table in the days before it actually happened. Did you see the special session coming at all? You’re always aware that there’s a possibility of a special session. The question is, what triggers a special?

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UpClose with Senate Minority Leader Leah Landrum Taylor

UpClose with Senate Minority Leader Leah Landrum Taylor

How shocked were you that the governor pushed for Medicaid expansion at the State of the State? And are you surprised that she accomplished that? I’m going to admit I’m not shocked at all. The reason being is, when I first came in as leader, we set out to meet with [Brewer] to go over and have a chance to talk with her, and in our discussions, of course naturally the conversation of Medicaid came out…

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Up Close with Senate President Andy Biggs

Up Close with Senate President Andy Biggs

On a scale of one to 10, 10 being the most effective, how do you rank your effectiveness as Senate president? I won’t give myself a numerical grade. I will say there are things I thought we did well, that I did well as the leader.

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