A group of lawmakers and Capitol staffers racing to create a new child safety and welfare agency in a matter of weeks must still iron out a few details, including how to handle criminal conduct investigations and provide oversight of the department, according to documents obtained by the Arizona Capitol Times.Read More »
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The Governor’s Office withdrew three of its nominees to an advisory board that oversees Arizona’s Superfund program after Salt River Project objected that they may have conflicts of interest regarding an ongoing lawsuit against the utility giant.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer will lead a trade mission to Taiwan to promote Arizona businesses, build trade relations and encourage tourism.Read More »
The Governor’s Office said it doesn’t believe a special session is needed to provide more funding to the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, which warned that it won’t have enough money to pay its legal bills through the end of the year and may sue if it can’t get more money before January.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer spoke briefly with U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell about options for reopening Grand Canyon National Park using state and private funds, but no agreements have been reached, the Governor’s Office reported.Read More »
Judge denies death-row inmate’s request after witnesses say governor’s office didn’t pressure Clemency Board
A federal judge on Tuesday refused a death-row prisoner’s request to disqualify the Board of Executive Clemency from hearing his plea for mercy, finding that he didn’t prove that the governor’s office pressured board members to pursue a tough-on-crime policy.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer doesn’t expect to be the only governor seeking to woo Indian businesses, but hopes that getting an early jump on the competition will help.Read More »
The bill moratorium that rankled lawmakers as Gov. Jan Brewer started applying pressure to pass her Medicaid expansion plan helped push her to a near-record number of vetoes in 2013.
Brewer vetoed 26 bills this year, the second highest total of her career, behind the 29 she rejected in 2011.
Figuring out how to avoid Gov. Jan Brewer’s veto pen is a guessing game that leaves even some of the most seasoned veterans at the Capitol perplexed.
Many lawmakers and lobbyists say there are no hard and fast guidelines for avoiding a veto from a governor who vetoed 91 bills in her first four legislative sessions.
One of two hospitals that held out support for Gov. Jan Brewer’s Medicaid expansion plan out of concerns the proposed hospital tax would cost more than they would get back is officially on board.Read More »