Two recent polls on Gov. Jan Brewer’s Medicaid expansion plan reached substantially differing results, with one showing overwhelming public support and the other reflecting more evenly split public opinion with Republicans opposed.Read More »
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Gov. Jan Brewer plans to refocus the Medicaid expansion debate on mental health. In a press conference scheduled for Thursday at the Capitol, Brewer will join mental health professionals, advocates and patients to emphasize the impact that the governor’s Medicaid expansion plan will have on people with serious mental illness.Read More »
The legislative process at the Arizona Capitol has slowed to a crawl in recent weeks after Gov. Jan Brewer warned lawmakers to focus on her own legislative priorities, first and foremost Medicaid expansion.Read More »
Politicos had mixed opinions on the Ninth Floor’s handling of the Terri Proud-Joey Strickland situation at the Department of Veterans Services. One lobbyist believed Strickland genuinely didn’t believe he was disobeying an order and said the governor shouldn’t have fired him, noting that if he were still a state employee, he wouldn’t have spoken to the media about the situation and much of the ado over Proud’s hiring and controversial statements wouldn’t have occurred, or at least would’ve died down more quickly.Read More »
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 »
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has signed a bill designed to force judges to hold initial child custody hearings faster, generally within 60 days.Read More »
The Arizona Board of Regents on Thursday approved tuition increases at the state's three public universities and directed staff to explore legal options to reduce tuition for some immigrants.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer signed a bill into law Wednesday requiring parental consent for unruly school children to be placed in isolation rooms.
Brewer said in a letter to the Legislature’s leaders and bill’s sponsor that the new law, passed as HB2476, is just the starting point in deciding policy on the use of the rooms.
Gov. Jan Brewer has signed a bill into law that requires schools to get parents' permission before putting unruly students in "isolation rooms."Read More »
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signed into law Wednesday another ban on synthetic marijuana, touting it as a new tool for law enforcement officials struggling to go after the evolving chemical configurations that make up synthetic drugs.Read More »