When Gov. Jan Brewer walked into the room for her Medicaid expansion signing ceremony, she was met by a standing ovation. After she signed the bill, she let out a sigh of relief.Read More »
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Bleary eyed Arizona lawmakers took final votes on a slew of bills late Thursday evening and early Friday morning as they wrapped up the Legislature’s annual regular session.
The often contentious session that lasted nearly six months ended as most do, with some laughs and somewhat delirious attempts to continue following procedure and to sine die, which came at 12:59 a.m. June 14, the 151st day of the session.
A bill allowing health inspectors to carry out unannounced inspections of abortion clinics failed on June 13, but its supporters promised to revive it next year.Read More »
House and Senate approve Medicaid expansion, ending months of debate
After a bitter and prolonged debate that ripped apart Republican majorities in the House and Senate, Arizona lawmakers approved Gov. Jan Brewer’s Medicaid expansion proposal and sent it to her for her signature.
The Arizona Senate revived an election omnibus bill Thursday that could limit early voting participation after Republican leaders pressured their caucus to pass the measure in the final hours of the 2013 legislative session.Read More »
The Arizona Senate has reversed course and approved an expansion of a school voucher program that allows students to use public funds to attend a private school.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer confirmed that she and the legislative members of her pro-Medicaid expansion coalition crafted a plan to oust Senate President Andy Biggs and House Speaker Andy Tobin from their leadership positions when lawmakers went into special session.Read More »
The Arizona Senate has rejected an expansion of a school voucher program that allows students to use public funds to attend a private school because it lacked accountability standards.Read More »
By a 29-0 vote, the state Senate late Thursday approved Gov. Jan Brewer’s sales tax overhaul proposal after she obtained the buy-in of Arizona cities and towns.Read More »
A relationship that has seen Gov. Jan Brewer and the Center for Arizona Policy in nearly perfect agreement for four years is showing signs of strain after the social conservative powerhouse took aim at the governor’s prized Medicaid expansion plan.Read More »