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10 new laws that could make a difference (access required)

old-bills

The battle over Gov. Jan Brewer’s proposed Medicaid expansion has dominated the 2013 session, often obscuring action on other matters. But the first 109 days of the session have been notable for a number of other reasons. Here are 10 measures passed by the Legislature and signed by Brewer that could have an impact on Arizona.

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There’re still a few things to take care of

Brewer aide Lorna Romero gave the Arizona Commerce Authority board a quick legislative update at today’s quarterly meeting, telling the board members that the Ninth Floor is pushing for resolutions on the three major outstanding issues of the session – TPT reform, Medicaid expansion and the budget.

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An expensive bone to pick

The IRC met last night (March 14) to revisit what has become routine: mounting legal costs and dwindling funds. The commission is just about out of money, and the bills for March haven’t even arrived yet. Executive Director Ray Bladine has opened negotiations with top Legislative staff, and has formally submitted a request for a $551,000 FY13 supplemental.

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