After back-to-back legislative sessions in which Gov. Jan Brewer and GOP lawmakers appeared to put their differences behind them, work as a team and strive for a common agenda, the failed special session on unemployment benefits threatens to poison a relationship that has already seen its share of discord.Read More »
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After two years of intraparty fighting, drama and chaos, 2011 must have been a welcome relief for Gov. Jan Brewer.Read More »
Before the session began, Republicans crowed about the super majorities, and boasted that it would allow them to overrule Gov. Jan Brewer, should she have the temerity to veto their bills.
But Brewer vetoed 29 bills this year, including several that had overwhelming Republican support in both chambers. And despite their supermajority advantage, the Republicans in the House and Senate never once tried to override a veto.
Not everyone has agreed with Gov. Jan Brewer’s characterization of TABOR as “an experiment that failed” in her veto of HB2707, and some advocates are bristling that Colorado is being used in that way.Read More »
After fighting for years, small-government advocates thought they had a victory as the Legislature passed HB2707, the so-called Taxpayer Bill of Rights measure that would place strict limits on how quickly government spending could increase.Read More »
Invest Arizona veto rattles supporters All signs pointed to approval, but bill’s divisiveness proved its undoing
Supporters of a bill that would have created massive property tax breaks for major business investments couldn’t have asked for more signs that Gov. Jan Brewer would stand with them.
As it turns out, they could’ve used a few more.
Gov. Jan Brewer has completed action on bills passed by the Legislature during its 2011 regular session. But now she and others are talking about the possibility of a special session, either in the fall or sooner.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer’s vetoes might have solidified her position to govern from the center-right, but it’s drawing ire from conservatives.Read More »
Lawmakers found Gov. Jan Brewer to be a lot like a teacher who's a tough grader — and she's not shy about sending notes home either.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer has finished poring over bills passed during the Legislature's regular session, approving more than 350 and vetoing nearly 30, including a measure that would have let people carry guns into most government buildings that have no armed guards or metal detectors in place.Read More »