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Making good on their word

AHCCCS expansion foes appear to have followed through on their promise to field a primary opponent for Carter because of her support of Brewer’s proposal, as Heather Casey today filed a committee for the House in LD15. Because she didn’t return multiple phone messages, little is known about Casey.

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An expensive bone to pick

The IRC met last night (March 14) to revisit what has become routine: mounting legal costs and dwindling funds. The commission is just about out of money, and the bills for March haven’t even arrived yet. Executive Director Ray Bladine has opened negotiations with top Legislative staff, and has formally submitted a request for a $551,000 FY13 supplemental.

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If the mountain won’t come to Muhammad…

One lobbyist pushing for the AHCCCS expansion told our reporter today that GOP lawmakers will eventually “become more and more comfortable with the idea that they don’t need to be afraid of the PCs,” but said that the effort could be hastened if the business community stepped up to the plate in a bigger way

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Tilting at windmills in LD24

Conservative activists filed a recall petition against Campbell with the secretary of state yesterday, making the House minority leader the second Democrat in recent weeks to face a potential recall effort.

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Let’s get this party started

Now that the long-awaited draft of Brewer’s Medicaid plan is out, the governor is hoping to win some hearts and minds in the Legislature. And she made clear that she’s putting a lot of faith in Carter, a “true leader” whom the governor praised for her “courageous leadership.”

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The big reveal

Tomorrow, everyone at the Capitol will finally lay eyes on the policy that many have already taken sides on: Brewer’s proposed AHCCCS expansion. The governor will unveil the draft language of her plan at a press conference tomorrow afternoon on the House lawn.

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High expectations

One source close to Brewer told our reporter that the core sentiment of Brewer’s letter this week to PCs was emblematic of the way she approaches public service – and though it was sent to the PCs, its message is aimed in many ways at GOP legislators.

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Well, okay, if you insist

It took Montenegro only three days of soul-searching to decide to follow the urging of the conservative and tea party leaders and formally explore running for secretary of state.

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Jeff Flake unmoved by Giffords ad

While she did not directly comment on Giffords’ new ad targeting the senator, Flake spokeswoman Genevieve Rozansky told our reporter via email yesterday that Flake opposes universal background checks for gun purchases.

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