A legislative panel today killed the Medicaid expansion portion of the state budget, leaving supporters with options that include using a strike everything amendment on a new health bill to bring the measure to a vote from the full House or suspending the House rules altogether.Read More »
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The House Appropriations Committee on Monday approved a pro-life measure that would allow unannounced inspections of abortion clinics and prohibit them from providing abortions to Medicaid patients.Read More »
A Center for Arizona Policy proposal intended to prevent Gov. Jan Brewer’s Medicaid expansion plan from benefitting abortion providers merited little debate as it passed the House Appropriations Committee as part of a larger pro-life bill.Read More »
It may have taken House Speaker Andy Tobin longer to realize, but eventually he came to the same conclusion that Senate President Andy Biggs reached months ago.Read More »
More than two months after police reported that Sen. Don Shooter burst past the front desk at a charter school and confronted a teacher in her classroom, no charges have been filed against the Yuma Republican and no measures have been taken by his fellow senators to probe his actions.Read More »
The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee has left the state on a personal matter, making it unlikely that 21 of the governor’s court-related nominations will be filled this year.Read More »
The House Appropriations Committee is meeting June 10, but the panel is not scheduled to take up the budget package approved in May by the Senate.
Instead, the committee is scheduled to tackle two measures: Gov. Jan Brewer’s Medicaid expansion, which is one component of the budget, and a proposal to allow for surprise inspections of abortion clinics.
The Arizona House has passed an expansion of a small school voucher program that could vastly increase the number of children allowed to use public funds to attend a private school.Read More »
House Speaker Andy Tobin is hopeful he can get at least 31 Republicans to support the House version. But he still thinks spending is too high.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer isn’t making any public appearances set for the week and is keeping her schedule open so she’ll be available for budget and Medicaid negotiations.Read More »