Governors who reject health insurance for the poor under the federal health care overhaul could wind up in a politically awkward position on immigration: A quirk in the law means some U.S. citizens would be forced to go without coverage, while legal immigrants residing in the same state could still get it.Read More »
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has built a political career in standing up to the federal government over everything from immigration to health care. So she surprised almost everyone when she announced last week that she not only plans to push for an expansion of the state's Medicaid program under the federal health care law — she plans to fund it by raising taxes.Read More »
After two years in the “super-minority,” when his caucus was unnecessary for even a two-thirds vote by Republicans, House Minority Leader Chad Campbell is ready for Democrats to have a voice on the budget.Read More »
After the years of tough times, things are getting better for Arizona. Now, Gov. Jan Brewer is looking to improve on the recovery she’s so proud of.
Brewer has big plans for education and health care and economic development. And despite the continued economic growth Arizona has seen for the past couple years, the governor wants to do more to stimulate the economy in 2013.
Gov. Jan Brewer is set to release a proposed state budget containing the spending priorities she hopes the Legislature adopts for the fiscal year that begins July 1.Read More »
When Gov. Jan Brewer announced her proposal to expand Medicaid to the full amount advocated by the federal health care law, Republican leadership in the House and Senate received a fight they didn’t ask for, and one they didn’t know was coming.Read More »
A Democratic state representative is taking a swipe at Gov. Jan Brewer’s executive order preventing illegal immigrants taking part in the Obama administration’s deferred action program from receiving Arizona driver’s licenses.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer's attorneys have asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit that seeks to overturn her order denying driver's licenses for young immigrants who have gotten work permits and avoided deportation under a new Obama administration policy.Read More »
Things are better now than they have been at any point since Gov. Jan Brewer took office in 2009 amid a crippling recession and fiscal crisis. But the governor said they can be better still, and stressed the need for Arizona to be more competitive.Read More »
Taking a page from higher education, Gov. Jan Brewer announced today she wants to install a system in which public schools would earn some of their funding based on student achievement.Read More »