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Dems play nice for Medicaid expansion (access required)

Gov. Jan Brewer (Photo by Ryan Cook/RJ Cook Photography)

Gov. Brewer’s fight for AHCCCS expansion puts her in an unusual alliance

While Gov. Jan Brewer has spent months fighting for Republican support for her Medicaid expansion plan, Democratic lawmakers who are expected to provide the bulk of the votes are waiting on the sidelines.

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Hotly debated firearms bill goes to the governor (access required)

A bill headed to Gov. Jan Brewer’s desk would close a loophole used by some Arizona cities to destroy firearms turned over to police and other state agencies. The Arizona Senate approved HB2455, sponsored by Rep. Brenda Barton, R-Payson, by an 18-12 vote Tuesday afternoon, giving its final approval to a measure that also requires agencies to sell all unclaimed firearms in their possession.

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Definition of lobbyist hard to pin down

‘Capitol Times’ analysis of lobbying records reveals loopholes, reporting gaps and errors

Even the question of who is a lobbyist is debatable, thanks to wide-ranging exemptions in the laws governing who is required to register as a lobbyist. Those exemptions cover everyone from John Q. Public to, arguably, one of the state’s most powerful public policy groups: The Goldwater Institute.

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