Report claims Medicaid expansion will result in 90 percent increase in enrollment
A free-market advocacy group claims that the decision by Gov. Jan Brewer to expand the state’s Medicaid program will immediately increase the number of people in the program by nearly 90 percent.
Stacked to the Right
Lone Democrat outweighed by crowded Republican field for governor
Next year’s primary is shaping up to be the hottest contest for a Republican gubernatorial nomination in more than 20 years.
Governor’s staff to IRC: No special session for extra funding
The Governor’s Office said it doesn’t believe a special session is needed to provide more funding to the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, which warned that it won’t have enough money to pay its legal bills through the end of the year and may sue if it can’t get more money before January.
Brewer discusses Grand Canyon reopening with feds, but no deal yet
Gov. Jan Brewer spoke briefly with U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell about options for reopening Grand Canyon National Park using state and private funds, but no agreements have been reached, the Governor’s Office reported.
Former Senate president, DOR director Greene dies
A Department of Revenue spokesman said Greene died last night. He did not have any information on the cause of death.
Greene was 65 years old.
Exhibit in class-action lawsuit details failings of prison health system
A court exhibit unsealed today in a class-action lawsuit portrays the healthcare system in Arizona’s prisons as being broken and dismal, plagued by inadequate medical records, bad management and unsafe nursing practices.
Brewer ditches ‘Common Core’ moniker for new standards
Hoping to douse a political firestorm that has sprung up in some conservative circles, Gov. Jan Brewer ordered state employees Friday to begin calling the state’s learning standards by a different name.
Brewer boasts better-than-expected budget surplus
Gov. Jan Brewer touted a year-ending budget surplus that’s about $200 million more than was expected, which the governor attributed to the improving economy and her “sound fiscal leadership.”
In a press statement on Monday, Brewer said the state had an estimated cash balance of about $895 million at the end of fiscal year 2013. The budget approved by lawmakers and Brewer in June estimated a surplus of about $694 million.
Gov. Brewer welcomes newspaper publishers
Gov. Jan Brewer touted Arizona’s economic comeback Friday in an address to publishers and editors attending the National Newspaper Association’s convention that was also laced with a one-liner about mittens and finger-wagging and praise for the industry’s compassion when it covers tragedy.
Brewer appeals FEMA rejection of Yarnell aid
Gov. Jan Brewer is asking the Federal Emergency Management Administration to reconsider its denial of disaster aid for the Yarnell Hill fire, saying new information proves that it’s needed and that the deadly-but-relatively-small blaze was destructive enough to warrant federal assistance.
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