Gov. Jan Brewer apparently won't say until January whether Arizona should expand the state's Medicaid program under the federal health care overhaul — a decision that could present legislators with a white-hot political issue.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer is asking the Environmental Protection Agency to reverse course on its demand that three coal-fired power plants complete a retrofit that will cost utility companies $1 billion and could mothball the plants entirely.Read More »
An appointee of Gov. Jan Brewer is resigning to protest her opposition to providing state workers' domestic partner benefits. The state recently asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn lower courts' rulings that the state cannot take away same-sex domestic partner benefits.Read More »
Arizona retailers are planning to increase the pressure on lawmakers to force online retailers to collect state sales tax.
The Arizona Retailers Association is concocting a public-relations campaign to intensify awareness and garner support for an online sales tax.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer says she opposes a proposed state sales tax increase. Initiative petitions filed last month would have Arizona voters decide in November on a permanent increase of a penny on the dollar.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer says she's not taking any further steps to have legislators consider election-law changes but that it doesn't mean she likes an initiative measure to dramatically change Arizona's primary system.Read More »
Arizona is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn lower courts' rulings that the state cannot take away state workers' same-sex domestic partner benefits.Read More »
By upholding the federal health care law, the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for states to establish their own health insurance exchanges — web portals where individuals and small businesses can purchase health plans.Read More »
If the feds can’t force Arizona to move forward with the massive Medicaid expansion, it’s a near certainty the Republican-led Legislature won’t do it for them. Though the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the core of President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act, it ruled that the federal government couldn’t force states to expand health care for the poor by threatening to take away other Medicaid funding.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer wants lawmakers to refer a measure to the ballot to correct what she views as the most glaring problem with a proposal to create a “top-two” primary election system in Arizona.
But while many lawmakers have talked for months about referring a competing ballot measure that could potentially sink the Open Elections/Open Government Act in November, Brewer wants to keep the focus of a planned special session narrow.