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Swinging a big stick or a Whiffle bat?

The prevailing sentiment at the Capitol is that the governor’s bill moratorium is a direct consequence of not getting her wish for the Legislature to approve her Medicaid proposal. “The only reason I can think of is she wants to see her Medicaid expansion dealt with,” Kavanagh told our reporter, adding the governor’s move is unfortunate.

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Senate to vote again on shielding lottery winners

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The Arizona Senate is set to vote again on a bill allowing lottery winners to keep their anonymity. The Senate rejected Republican Rep. John Kavanagh's bill on a 16-11 vote last week but it is on the calendar for a reconsideration vote Tuesday. The House voted 51-8 in favor of the bill in February.

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Predicting Brewer vetoes is difficult; reasons vary (access required)

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer delivers her 2013 State of the State address. (Photo by Ryan Cook/RJ Cook Photography)

Figuring out how to avoid Gov. Jan Brewer’s veto pen is a guessing game that leaves even some of the most seasoned veterans at the Capitol perplexed.

Many lawmakers and lobbyists say there are no hard and fast guidelines for avoiding a veto from a governor who vetoed 91 bills in her first four legislative sessions.

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