When Gov. Jan Brewer announced her proposal to expand Medicaid to the full amount advocated by the federal health care law, Republican leadership in the House and Senate received a fight they didn’t ask for, and one they didn’t know was coming.Read More »
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A new poll of Arizona voters shows a healthy margin of support for the state’s medical marijuana program, narrowly passed by voters in 2010, while some state lawmakers prepare a new ballot measure that would eliminate it.Read More »
With a fiscal crisis that forced billions of dollars in state government cuts mainly over, the Arizona Legislature enters its 2013 session Monday with a budget surplus but little appetite among majority Republicans to loosen the purse strings. The state has socked away about $450 million in a rainy day fund and has more than $1 billion in total surplus going into the budget year that begins July 1.Read More »
Now that Arizonans have had a chance to see what the state’s medical marijuana program looks like, Rep. John Kavanagh is hoping buyer’s remorse will convince them to overturn the law they passed just two years ago.Read More »
This year's most outstanding quips, gibes and utterances.Read More »
Influential legislators today concluded that the federal government’s decision not to infuse more dollars to states that don’t fully comply with the Affordable Care Act dealt a major blow to any proposal in the upcoming session that would seek to restore health care cuts made during the height of the recession.Read More »
Now that the economy is recovering, universities and state agencies are seeking budget increases and have asked Gov. Jan Brewer to fight for at least $500 million in new spending.Read More »
If Gov. Jan Brewer pushes for a state-run health insurance exchange or Medicaid expansion next session, there is little doubt that she’ll need more than just Republican votes.Read More »
The House of Representatives released its committee assignments yesterday, leaving Democrats, who control 40 percent of the seats in the chamber, with 35.8 percent of the committee assignments. But Minority Leader Chad Campbell said the margins are still better than in previous years.Read More »
The day after the Nov. 6 election, a major shift appeared in the Republican Party.
With an eye toward President Barack Obama’s massive advantage with Latino voters, some prominent Republicans started calling for comprehensive immigration reform.