Plans to restore deep cuts made to Arizona’s Medicaid program are on life support after federal health care officials dashed the state’s hopes of getting extra financial help.Read More »
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A task force assembled by Gov. Jan Brewer to simplify Arizona’s complicated sales tax system completed its work and is ready to send its recommendations to the governor.Read More »
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services dashed Arizona’s hopes that it may be eligible for increased Medicaid funding even if it doesn’t fully expand coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Monday informed states they will not get enhanced funding for partial Medicaid expansion. States that expand coverage to include people earning up to 133 percent of the federal poverty limit – which totals about $14,856 for an individual – will get a substantial increase in federal matching funds.
The Arizona Board of Regents approved a three-year contract worth more than $1 million for new board President Eileen Klein.Read More »
Arizona Republican Party Chairman Tom Morrissey wants U.S. House Speaker John Boehner to reinstate Congressman David Schweikert to a prominent committee posting after the second-term Republican was ousted following the election.Read More »
The controversy over a secretive nonprofit’s funding of two ballot measure committees put a renewed focus on campaign finance disclosure this year.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer’s decision to forgo a state-based health insurance exchange headed off a potential battle in the Legislature, but that fight may not be over for good.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer will not pursue a state-run health insurance exchange, opting instead to have the federal government set up an exchange in Arizona.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer appointed Vanessa Hickman as the Arizona State Land Department’s new commissioner.Read More »
California’s notoriously high taxes just got higher, and Arizona policymakers are looking to take advantage of the newfound opportunity to lure the Golden State’s businesses here.
On Election Day, California voters approved Proposition 30, which implements a four-year sales tax increase and a seven-year income tax hike on people who earn more than $250,000.