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Brewer may push for special election on AHCCCS (access required)

Gov. Jan Brewer has insisted repeatedly during the past year that the Legislature has the authority to cut spending for Arizona’s Medicaid program below the level that voters thought they had locked 10 years ago. But she appears to have shifted strategy and is planning instead to ask voters to approve the cuts in a special election.

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Chapa, Democratic lobbyist, remembered for dedication, sense of humor (access required)

Chapa died Nov. 19 at the age of 69, just 11 days after he was diagnosed with cancer. No one, including Chapa, realized he was sick, and his death came as a shock. Friends remembered Chapa as a social butterfly who loved to entertain, a diplomat who was able to bring people together, a friend who was always there with a witty joke, and a tireless advocate for his clients, which included Pima County, where he grew up.

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