Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is up against a deadline to act on a new budget that authorizes cuts in the state's Medicaid program while permitting restored coverage for medical transplants.Read More »
The budget impasse between Brewer and leadership was largely broken when the Ninth Floor got lawmakers to revise their revenue projections upward, a revision that included a projected $10 million in sales tax revenue from medical marijuana.Read More »
The Legislature has fixed an error in one of the 13 bills that make up Republicans' previously approved budget-balancing package.Read More »
Arizona legislators have requested and received a budget bill back from Gov. Jan Brewer so they can fix a mistake.Read More »
Confusing and roundabout language in the 2012 budget led to several days of Democratic sniping at Gov. Jan Brewer, who said the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System is on its way to restoring transplant coverage that was eliminated last year.Read More »
Arizona Capitol Times reporter Luige del Puerto talks about how the current budget, passed by the Legislature and awaiting Gov. Brewer's approval, addresses the issue of transplant funding.Read More »
After two days of marathon work and intense deliberation, the Republican-led Legislature has approved a budget plan that cuts $1.14 billion and gives the governor broad latitude how to address funding for the state’s Medicaid program.Read More »
It’s no joke – the House has passed a budget on April Fool’s day, after nearly 17 hours of deliberation and discussion that began the previous afternoon.
Discussions started at 3:30 p.m. yesterday in the House Appropriations Committee. From there, the bills moved through the House Rules Committee, then the Committee of the Whole, and finally to a vote. The House finally adjourned at 8 a.m. today.
With Brewer pushing the Legislature to reinstate transplant coverage, Dems appeared on the verge of getting a rare political win.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer made an official request for the feds to approve her Medicaid reform plan, submitting a proposal that would freeze enrollment for adults on AHCCCS, cut reimbursement to health care providers and scale back some benefits.Read More »