House Speaker Andy Tobin is hopeful he can get at least 31 Republicans to support the House version. But he still thinks spending is too high.Read More »
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Gov. Jan Brewer isn’t making any public appearances set for the week and is keeping her schedule open so she’ll be available for budget and Medicaid negotiations.Read More »
Former Sens. Frank Antenori and Ron Gould, GOP rivals of Gov. Jan Brewer who were frequently on the receiving end of her veto stamp, are hoping to return the favor.
If the Legislature approves the Medicaid expansion, the former lawmakers want to put it on the 2014 ballot in the hopes of convincing voters to reject Brewer’s proposal.
The intraparty battle raging in Republican circles over Gov. Jan Brewer’s Medicaid expansion plan has not yet extended into the race to succeed her.Read More »
House Speaker Andy Tobin has steadfastly said there aren’t enough votes to pass Medicaid expansion through the House, although he seems to be the only one who still thinks that.
Most lawmakers, even ardent Medicaid expansion opponents, acknowledge there are enough votes to pass Medicaid expansion in the House, and that they have been there for several weeks.
But Tobin said there is still a single vote missing that makes all the difference: his.
This week's most outstanding quips, gibes and utterances from Arizona's political world.Read More »
The newest incarnation of Gov. Jan Brewer’s sales tax reform plan will be a net positive to the state’s general fund that could bring in nearly $37 million in new revenue next year, according to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer wasn’t kidding around when she told the Legislature to stop sending her bills.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer’s federal government expansion plan, spearheaded by Sen. John McComish’s amendment to SB1492, denies our ability to decide what health care we want to provide our citizens and how much to pay.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer made a major concession to her transaction privilege tax reform bill that eliminates the most contentious provision, but that wasn’t enough to get the League of Arizona Cities and Towns on board.Read More »