Brewer vetoes bill creating music therapy license
Gov. Jan Brewer has vetoed a bill that would have created a new state certification for music therapists.
Brewer reaching out to lawmakers on Medicaid expansion
As the 2013 legislative session stretches past the 100-day mark and Gov. Jan Brewer struggles for dwindling Republican votes on her top agenda item, the Ninth Floor is redoubling its efforts to attract GOP votes for Medicaid expansion.
Brewer: Answers from feds leave Arizona with only one option on AHCCCS
The federal government has told Arizona that it will not be able to continue cuts to its Medicaid program beyond the end of the year if it hopes to receive federal funding for a voter-approved expansion of the program.
House lets foster parents’ kids skip vaccines
A bill allowing Arizonans to become foster parents even if their own children haven’t been immunized is headed to the governor after passing the House following a lengthy debate.
Brewer’s slow-down warning leaves 100s of bills waiting in legislative pipeline
The impasse between Gov. Jan Brewer and Republican legislative leadership over Medicaid expansion, sales tax reform and Common Core educational standards has left many lawmakers reluctant to send her their bills for fear of encountering a veto.
AZ Senate revives vetoed medical care pricing bill
The Arizona Senate voted Monday to revive the major provisions of a medical pricing transparency bill that was vetoed by Gov. Jan Brewer just last week.
Ariz. prosecutors withdraws med pot bill support
An Arizona prosecuting-attorneys association is withdrawing its support for a medical marijuana bill it helped craft and is aimed at protecting children from accidentally eating medical cannabis.
Poll: GOP voters in key districts oppose AHCCCS expansion
Republican primary voters in six GOP-controlled legislative districts largely oppose Medicaid expansion and are likely to vote against any lawmaker who supports it, according to a poll from Colorado-based Magellan Strategies.
Arizona Legislature closing in on Medicaid vote
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is bringing her Medicaid expansion charm offensive back to the Capitol as her staff continues to negotiate with legislative leaders who hold the key to bringing the proposal to a vote.
Medicaid plan limits AHCCCS director power, but concerns remain
Limits on how the AHCCCS director would be able to use the unprecedented power provided under Gov. Jan Brewer’s Medicaid expansion plan have eased some worries, but not all.
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