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Brewer: Senate budget means end is near (access required)

Gov. Jan Brewer speaks to reporters May 14 in the Capitol press room about the state budget and Medicaid expansion. (Photo by Jim Small/Arizona Capitol Times.)

Gov. Jan Brewer said the budget introduced today by Senate President Andy Biggs is fairly close to her own and that she has few problems with the proposal, except for one major exception – it doesn’t include the expansion of Arizona’s Medicaid program.

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Dems play nice for Medicaid expansion (access required)

Gov. Jan Brewer (Photo by Ryan Cook/RJ Cook Photography)

Gov. Brewer’s fight for AHCCCS expansion puts her in an unusual alliance

While Gov. Jan Brewer has spent months fighting for Republican support for her Medicaid expansion plan, Democratic lawmakers who are expected to provide the bulk of the votes are waiting on the sidelines.

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Horne pays fine to settle traffic case initiated by FBI probe (access required)

Attorney General Tom Horne (Arizona Capitol Times photo)

Attorney General Tom Horne pleaded no contest and paid a $300 fine to settle a misdemeanor traffic charge stemming from an incident in which he backed into another car in a downtown Phoenix parking garage.

The payment of the fine settles the case in which Horne was charged in Phoenix Municipal Court with failure to notify a vehicle’s owner after hitting his car. According to police reports, Horne backed into the car and left the scene without leaving any contact information for the owner.

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Medicaid Options: Brewer says only 1 choice is viable, but key Republicans balk

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Gov. Jan Brewer believes she found her “game-changer” in her quest to expand Arizona’s Medicaid program. On April 25, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a guidance memo for the states that appeared to answer a question that has been hovering over Brewer’s top agenda item — whether the state can continue its enrollment freeze for childless adults in the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System.

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