Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer said Thursday she'll ask for a waiver under the federal health care overhaul so Arizona can reduce its Medicaid rolls to lower costs that Brewer and fellow Republicans say the cash-short state can't afford. If approved, the change could mean the loss of government-funded health care for hundreds of thousands of people.Read More »
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Arizona Democratic legislative leaders have scheduled a Tuesday news conference to demand that Gov. Jan Brewer and the Republican-led Legislature restore state funding for medical transplants.Read More »
“Don’t make up a story here. Don’t be giving credit to a pandering crybaby." — Senate President-elect Russell Pearce commenting on Sen.-elect John McComish’s complaints about committee assignments.Read More »
Some say innovation could be a possible silver lining for Arizona schools as they brace for possible new state budget cuts.Read More »
Sen. John McComish said he’s got a lot more to offer the Senate than he will be allowed to contribute next year, based on his assessment of the committee assignments that were announced earlier this week.Read More »
A Phoenix man who was denied state Medicaid coverage for a bone marrow transplant has died, a development that renewed debate over health care budget cuts, though one of Mark Price's doctors said the death was not caused by the financial situation.Read More »
It’s a safe bet that Republicans in the Arizona Legislature never envisioned themselves as facilitators of the federal health care law. Yet, ironically, that’s exactly the role they may fill as they mull legislation to set the stage for what they have dubbed derisively “Obamacare.”Read More »
Senate Republicans will push for a slew of tax cuts for businesses next year, part of a package aimed at attracting companies to Arizona.Read More »
Businesses that are hoping for immediate tax cuts from the Legislature next session should plan on being disappointed.
Even the most ardent tax cutters in the Legislature say it would be impossible to balance the budget next session while cutting corporate taxes.
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Arizona legislators are squaring off on the possibility of making changes that could ease tough criminal sentencing laws, with one key lawmaker pouring cold water on the idea and another saying he's trying to build consensus for several changes.Read More »