Grassroots activists who are threatening a political backlash against Republicans who support Gov. Jan Brewer’s Medicaid expansion plan have settled on an initial target. This week, a precinct committeewoman filed the paperwork to challenge Rep. Heather Carter, R-Cave Creek, in next year’s Republican primary.Read More »
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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.Read More »
The battle over who gets to print public notices continued in the House on Monday, as a bill that had been killed was revived and passed, and another bill went down in flames.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer unveiled the details of her Medicaid expansion plan this afternoon, beginning in earnest the effort to push the controversial proposal through the Legislature.Read More »
Next time you’re dining in a fine restaurant, you may find yourself breaking bread next to a miniature horse – but at least it won’t be a ferret, squirrel or snake.Read More »
Streamlining the state’s permitting processes and waiving fees for licensed military medical staff receiving hand-on training at Arizona hospitals would lead to better care for soldiers around the world, a state lawmaker said Wednesday.Read More »
An incumbent lost his House seat and a former lawmaker is a step closer to returning to the Legislature as the result of Tuesday’s Legislative District 15 House Republican primary.Read More »
House Majority Leader Steve Court’s announcement that he won’t be seeking re-election quickly fueled the Republican rumor mill over who might take his leadership spot.
Speculation over who would be jockeying for the position began even before the news this week of Court’s exit, as the Mesa Republican was facing a tough primary battle.
Mining companies and other businesses will be allowed to keep environmental studies secret, even if they detail possible pollution problems, under industry-backed legislation that gained final House approval Monday. Under the measure headed to Republican Gov. Jan Brewer, environmental audits generally could not be used as evidence in civil cases.Read More »
This week's most outstanding quips, jibes and utterances.Read More »