A string of vetoes is making some Republican legislators wonder if they should turn to Magic 8-Balls, tarot cards and tea leaves next session if they want to know what Gov. Jan Brewer will think of their bills.Read More »
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U.S. Reps. Raul Grijalva and Ed Pastor have gone on the offensive against Gov. Jan Brewer's plans to freeze Medicaid enrollment.Read More »
The Arizona Department of Health Services is looking for a little more clarification from the federal government following a warning that the state’s medical marijuana program is not a shield from federal law, but Director Will Humble said the state has no plans to halt the implementation of the program.Read More »
The first Republican challenger to the Democrats’ “Solar Team” emerged Monday as Scottsdale Republican Susan Bitter Smith filed an exploratory committee for the Arizona Corporation Commission.Read More »
In a matter of hours, a dispute over a single word transformed a minor reform of county personnel systems into a full-blown overhaul.
County officials across the state are wary of a bill that many say was pushed through too hastily in the middle of the legislative session’s final night, with little input from the counties themselves. The bill wasn’t vetted properly, critics said, and is ripe for far-reaching unintended consequences.
While judges have blocked and critics protested the most controversial parts of SB1070, Senate President Russell Pearce finally achieved his elusive dream of stamping out sanctuary cities.
But the victory may be little more than a moral one.
Gov. Jan Brewer has vetoed a bill to require two most populous cities to consider awarding contracts to private businesses to perform some city services.Read More »
Citing a conflict of interest, Attorney General Tom Horne passed part of his investigation into the Fiesta Bowl scandal to the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office.Read More »
Arizona will have a grand celebration for its centennial in 2012. But it won’t have a paid state holiday.Read More »
In what may be her least surprising vetoes of the year, Gov. Jan Brewer continued the annual rite of striking down legislation that would give the Legislature control of billions of dollars in federal funds that flow through the Governor’s Office.Read More »