Mesa Mayor Scott Smith is joining a national movement aimed at reducing the federal government’s massive debt and deficits.Read More »
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As gun control advocates launch a renewed effort, Gov. Jan Brewer isn’t convinced stricter legislation is needed.Read More »
The widely discredited conspiracy theories surrounding President Barack Obama’s birth certificate were alive and well at the casting of Arizona’s electoral votes.Read More »
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 »
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 »