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Brewer approves $50 million in stimulus money for Corrections (access required)

Gov. Jan Brewer on Sept. 18 approved the use of $50 million in federal stimulus money to help pay the salaries of Department of Corrections officers. The $50 million is the first portion awarded by Brewer from a pool of stimulus money called the State Fiscal Stabilization Fund Government Services Fund. The $185 million pool can be used by the governor for essentially any government services she wants.

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Capitol Quotes 9/18 (access required)

"Give me a break. You've been around long enough to know that people, sometimes after six months that they're on the Ninth Floor, they're on their way." - Gov. Jan Brewer, dismissing the notion the recent departures of deputy chiefs of staff Tom Manos and Brian McNeil are signs that her administration is in trouble.

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Ariz. health aide says docs decide on vaccinations

Young children and other specific populations will be identified as top priorities when Arizona starts distributing swine flu vaccine next month. But the state's health director said Sept. 15 it will be up to physicians and other front-line providers to make choices on who gets the shots and sprays first.

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Laughing off old times

Given former Gov. Fife Symington's newfound interest in running for governor, Yellow Sheet asked Gov. Jan Brewer if she thought Symington was a good governor - and whether she would like to see her fellow Republican returned to office. Her response...

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Burns, Adams say Brewer’s vetoes violate Arizona Constitution (access required)

Legislative leaders say the governor exceeded her constitutional authority in some of her line-item vetoes of budget bills this month, but they decided against taking the matter to court. Gov. Jan Brewer said she "absolutely" stands by her action, adding she didn't give much thought to the lawmakers' statement that she doesn't have authority to line-item veto items that don't have to do with appropriations.

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History on Brewer’s side – mostly

For everyone watching closely to see if the governor will choose to go into retirement next year or fight to stick around for a full term, she came closer to revealing her intentions this Sunday (Sept. 13) than she ever has. On Channel 12's Sunday Square Off, Brewer (the lone guest) told host Rick DeBruhl that she's "leaning" towards running.

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Brewer marks 9-11 with speech at ASU West

Gov. Jan Brewer addressed a small crowd at the Arizona State University West College Republicans’ Sept. 11 remembrance ceremony. With 2,977 U.S. flags – one for each person killed – as a backdrop, Brewer recalled the messages of love sent ...

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