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Brewer plans to eliminate, replace Commerce Department

To attract new businesses and create jobs in Arizona, Gov. Jan Brewer isn't looking to restructure or revamp the Department of Commerce. She's looking to eliminate it.

Brewer on April 14 announced plans to scrap the entire department and replace it with the Arizona Commerce Authority, a private sector-led operation that would narrow the state's economic development efforts to a handful of key industries.

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CEO of failed bank named financial institutions chief

The former CEO of a failed bank that went into receivership with federal officials in December will be Arizona's next top banking regulator.

Gov. Jan Brewer on April 6 named Valley Capital Bank CEO Lauren Kingry as the next superintendent of the Arizona Department of Financial Institutions.

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Brewer bucks federal gun laws, asserts state rights (access required)

According to two bills signed by Gov. Brewer, Arizonans will no longer have to worry about federal regulations or about registering their firearms as long as it was manufactured in Arizona, and no city or municipality can make any laws that would differ from those of Arizona.

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