Quantcast
Home / courts / Arizona Supreme Court to hear Medicaid arguments today

Arizona Supreme Court to hear Medicaid arguments today

JThe Arizona Supreme Court is set to take up Gov. Jan Brewer’s appeal of a decision allowing a lawsuit challenging her Medicaid expansion plan to proceed.

The court meets in Tucson Thursday to hear the request to overturn an appeals court ruling reinstating a suit filed by Republican lawmakers.

A Superior Court judge dismissed the lawsuit filed by the lawmakers in February, saying they lacked legal standing. But the Arizona Court of Appeals overturned that decision two months later.

The appeals court decision said lawmakers may sue over their contention that a hospital assessment funding the expansion is a tax requiring a two-thirds vote of the Legislature. Brewer’s lawyers say the assessment isn’t a tax and the high court should not let lawmakers who lose a vote sue.

One comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

 

x

Check Also

Tohono O'odham Chairman Ned Norris Jr. speaks April 22 about new opposition from the state to its Glendale casino.  (Capitol Media Services photo by Howard Fischer)

Tohono O’odham chairman ‘will not be deterred’ on casino project (access required)

Tohono O’odham Nation Chairman Ned Norris Jr. left no doubt during a press conference today that his tribe believes it has the authority to continue building and eventually operate its $400 million West Valley casino, despite the Arizona Department of Gaming’s declaration that it will work to block the project.