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Brewer asks regents to back Medicaid plan (access required)

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer delivers her 2013 State of the State address. (Photo by Ryan Cook/RJ Cook Photography)

Gov. Jan Brewer asked the Arizona Board of Regents to support her controversial AHCCCS expansion plan, arguing that it would free up general fund money for higher education.

The regents, the majority of whom are Brewer appointees, quickly granted her request, passing a resolution in support of both her overall budget plan and her proposal to increase Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

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Klein departs Ninth Floor, Smith will be new chief of staff (access required)

Scott Smith (Submitted photo)

After nearly four years on the Ninth Floor, Eileen Klein is stepping down as Gov. Jan Brewer’s chief of staff, and as most Capitol observers expected, top aide Scott Smith is stepping in to take the reins.

The Governor’s Office on Monday announced that Klein had accepted a job as Arizona Board of Regents president. ABOR voted on Oct. 10 to offer Klein the position, which is being vacated by outgoing president Tom Anderes.

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Capitol expects continuity on Ninth Floor if Klein leaves (access required)

Capitol expects continuity on Ninth Floor if Klein leaves

Eileen Klein has made a significant mark on state government in the three years she’s served as Gov. Jan Brewer’s chief of staff, and if she leaves to head the Arizona Board of Regents she will be sorely missed at the Capitol. But her departure is not expected to bring many changes in the way the Governor’s Office operates.

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