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Poll shows majority GOP support for Medicaid expansion (access required)

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A poll showing majority support for Medicaid expansion among GOP primary voters may be a ray of hope for Republican lawmakers who voted for the proposal at the request of Gov. Jan Brewer.

In a live-caller poll of 500 likely GOP primary voters conducted in late May by Public Opinion Strategies, a Virginia-based Republican polling firm, 53 percent of respondents said they supported Gov. Jan Brewer’s plan to expand Medicaid coverage in Arizona. Only 40 percent of respondents said they opposed the plan. The poll had a +/- 4.38 percent margin of error.

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Pullen backs Brewer Medicaid plan (access required)

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Once again, Randy Pullen is coming to Gov. Jan Brewer’s defense at a time when she needs allies on the right.Pullen, the former chairman of the Arizona Republican Party, penned a letter urging Republicans to support Brewer’s plan to expand Medicaid coverage in accordance with President Obama’s Affordable Care Act.

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NH measure supports Arizona’s SB1070 immigration law

CONCORD, N.H. — A New Hampshire resolution in support of the tough Arizona law that requires police to check the immigration status of people they want to stop for any reason drew opposition Tuesday rather than support. Only opponents testified at a sparsely attended Senate hearing where the sponsor didn't even show up.

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Teachers union reluctantly teams up with Brewer (access required)

The Arizona Education Association and Gov. Jan Brewer have joined forces in a campaign to convince voters to pass a 1-cent sales tax increase, ending an 11-month standoff that put the state's largest teachers union in the awkward position of withholding support for a tax increase that would lead to more money for education.

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