The award for best legislative batting average for the session — the calculation of bills introduced versus bills signed into law — goes to Rep. David Livingston, a freshman Republican lawmaker from Peoria who has been vocally critical of the governor.Read More »
The bill moratorium that rankled lawmakers as Gov. Jan Brewer started applying pressure to pass her Medicaid expansion plan helped push her to a near-record number of vetoes in 2013.
Brewer vetoed 26 bills this year, the second highest total of her career, behind the 29 she rejected in 2011.
The push to refer Gov. Jan Brewer’s Medicaid expansion plan to the ballot began in earnest as opponents of the bill rallied at the Capitol before fanning out across the Valley to collect signatures.Read More »
The bipartisan coalition forming around Medicaid expansion flexed their political muscle on Monday, shooting down a pair of amendments and approving another amendment to a Medicaid expansion supporter’s bill involving school bonding.Read More »
For the fourth time in about two months, Gov. Jan Brewer rallied with supporters of her Medicaid expansion proposal at the Capitol, gathering hundreds of people for the largest such event she’s held since unveiling her health care plan.Read More »
Rep. Carl Seel is pushing a plan to kill Gov. Jan Brewer’s Medicaid proposal by including a “circuit breaker” that would end the expansion if any of the new funding would go to abortion providers.Read More »
Conservative lawmakers rallied against Medicaid expansion at a press conference on the Capitol lawn last month. But some expansion opponents warned that publicly staking out their position and standing up against Gov. Jan Brewer can come with political repercussions.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer has vetoed a bill sponsored by an outspoken opponent of her proposal to expand Medicaid that would have allowed people above the age of 45 to volunteer for the state militia.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer brought her veto total for the 2013 session to six Wednesday after rejecting a bill to eliminate the age limit for the state militia and another bill to restrict state agencies’ regulatory powers.Read More »
A bill allowing people above the age of 45 to volunteer for the state militia is heading to Gov. Jan Brewer's desk.Read More »