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Can’t we all just get along — occasionally? Top bipartisan moments of 2010 (access required)

Real cross-party dialogue on major issues like the budget and immigration was pretty much non-existent this past session, where compromise, once a virtue, acquired a negative connotation. But veer away from the spotlight and you’ll discover pockets of cooperation initiated by rank-and-file members, and many bills actually passed with bipartisan support, a handful of them unanimously.

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Playing semantics with transplant funding

Although her office has consistently characterized the transplants no longer provided by AHCCCCS as "optional," in a recent letter to the incoming speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Brewer said the state has been forced to stop providing "potentially life-saving procedures" because of the federal health care mandate.

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AHCCCS eligibility headed back to ballot?

GOP leaders are eyeing a resolution in the upcoming session that would allow voters to reconsider AHCCCS eligibility requirements, in an attempt to roll back the standard set by Prop 204 without running afoul of the voter protections afforded by Prop 105.

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Gov. Brewer says Ariz. wants Medicaid waiver

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer said Thursday she'll ask for a waiver under the federal health care overhaul so Arizona can reduce its Medicaid rolls to lower costs that Brewer and fellow Republicans say the cash-short state can't afford. If approved, the change could mean the loss of government-funded health care for hundreds of thousands of people.

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