Gov. Jan Brewer, Senate President Russell Pearce and House Speaker Andy Tobin met for an hour Tuesday to discuss some of the biggest issues facing the state during the legislative off-session, but made no decisions on calling lawmakers back to the Capitol for a special session.Read More »
UpClose with Gov. Jan Brewer: Touts openness, says vetoes represent decision not to ‘blow a hole’ in budget
After two chaotic legislative sessions, things settled down a bit for Gov. Jan Brewer in 2011.
Having won an overwhelming voter mandate in November, Brewer no longer was the governor who simply inherited the job. And with her hard-fought battle for a sales tax increase won, she was no longer the Republican governor who spent most of her time feuding with her own party.
After two years of intraparty fighting, drama and chaos, 2011 must have been a welcome relief for Gov. Jan Brewer.Read More »
Before the session began, Republicans crowed about the super majorities, and boasted that it would allow them to overrule Gov. Jan Brewer, should she have the temerity to veto their bills.
But Brewer vetoed 29 bills this year, including several that had overwhelming Republican support in both chambers. And despite their supermajority advantage, the Republicans in the House and Senate never once tried to override a veto.
Gov. Jan Brewer will be a published author later this fall when her memoir, “Scorpions for Breakfast,” is published.Read More »
It may be nearly 40 months away, but the Republican primary contest for governor in 2014 has officially begun. On Wednesday, Secretary of State Ken Bennett formally filed the paperwork to create an exploratory committee for governor.Read More »
Not everyone has agreed with Gov. Jan Brewer’s characterization of TABOR as “an experiment that failed” in her veto of HB2707, and some advocates are bristling that Colorado is being used in that way.Read More »
Invest Arizona veto rattles supporters All signs pointed to approval, but bill’s divisiveness proved its undoing
Supporters of a bill that would have created massive property tax breaks for major business investments couldn’t have asked for more signs that Gov. Jan Brewer would stand with them.
As it turns out, they could’ve used a few more.
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 »
Gov. Jan Brewer’s vetoes might have solidified her position to govern from the center-right, but it’s drawing ire from conservatives.Read More »