Gov. Jan Brewer and some Arizona lawmakers are determined to pass her plan to simplify the state’s tax code this year, but municipalities are just as determined to delay at least one portion of the governor’s proposal that they argue could do irreparable harm to their finances.Read More »
The Legislature is well past the midway point of an ideal 100-day session. But with several big issues still hanging in the air, and not even a legislative budget proposal drafted, finishing the session promises to be anything but quick and easy.Read More »
The chairman of the Republican Party in Maricopa County rejected a call for him to resign Thursday for comparing Gov. Jan Brewer to Judas because she wants to expand the state's Medicaid plan, but he said he didn't mean to disrespect the governor or her office.Read More »
The first major legal battle over President Barack Obama's policy allowing young illegal immigrants to stay in the United States focuses on whether the federal government or state officials have the authority to decide who is legally in the country.Read More »
A proposal by Gov. Jan Brewer to expand the state's Medicaid plan under provisions of the federal health care overhaul gets it first legislative hearing Wednesday.Read More »
Do the math.
Those three words essentially sum up Gov. Jan Brewer’s core argument in favor of expanding the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, the state’s Medicaid program. She repeats them at every press event, every interview and every plea for support.
Gov. Jan Brewer unveiled the details of her Medicaid expansion plan this afternoon, beginning in earnest the effort to push the controversial proposal through the Legislature.Read More »
Facing a grassroots Republican backlash over her proposal to expand AHCCCS to fully comply with Obamacare and collect billions of dollars from the federal government, Gov. Jan Brewer is taking her case directly to party activists and issuing a stern warning: Back my plan or prepare for Democrats to win Arizona races in 2014.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer’s plan to simplify Arizona’s sales tax system could undercut revenues for growing communities through changes in how construction materials are taxed, according to a report by the nonprofit Grand Canyon Institute.Read More »
General Motors says it will open a new information technology innovation center in Chandler and hire 1,000 high-tech employees to staff the new location.Read More »