Gov. Jan Brewer's vetoes of a half-dozen bills sponsored by fellow Republicans are raising eyebrows, with some conservatives questioning whether she is still one of them.Read More »
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Few measures beg for a gubernatorial veto more than this one.
Perhaps the only question left is – will the Legislature counter a veto with an override?
The Arizona House passed a temporary tax increase for employers designed to help the state repay borrowed funds for unemployment benefits.Read More »
The slow-and-steady approach that Gov. Jan Brewer has taken to tax cuts and incentives led her to veto a bill meant to ease the burden of corporate income taxes.Read More »
After a flurry of action in the final weeks of the legislative session, Gov. Jan Brewer wound up signing a total of 338 bills while vetoing 14.Read More »
Governor's office reporter, Jeremy Duda talked to ABC15 about the considerations Gov. Brewer has to weigh while she decides whether to sign or veto a recently-passed immigration bill. The bill, S1070, will significantly change the way local law enforcement agencies can investigate and enforce immigration policy in Arizona.Read More »
An unintended consequence of a veto last month means the state agency tasked with collecting taxes is on the verge of laying off more than half of its staff, barring a budget fix to allow access to all of the money lawmakers gave it earlier this year. Anthony Forschino, the agency's assistant director, said the layoffs would still allow the Department of Revenue to function, but in a bare-bones manner.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer is still committed to getting a temporary sales tax increase on the ballot, and she still believes Arizona's voters would support it. But perhaps for the first time since she unveiled her plan in March, signs of doubt may be showing through Brewer's publicly optimistic rhetoric.Read More »
Blaming “extremists” from both parties for holding up the budget process and threatening the state with bankruptcy, Gov. Jan Brewer on Sept. 4 signed large swaths of the budget that she said will help the state “weather the storm” until the next legislative session. But she vetoed parts of the main spending bill, including $300 million in cuts to K-12 schools and DES. She also vetoed the bill that included the equalization property tax.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer signed the general appropriations bill that was part of the budget package, but with several line-item vetoes. Otherwise, she threw down the gauntlet and vetoed several of the budget reconciliation bills and called for a special session on July 6.Read More »