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Arizona Republican Gov. Jan Brewer signs the Medicaid expansion law, June 17, in Phoenix. The law expands the state's Medicaid program following her victory over conservatives in her own party opposed to embracing a key part of President Obama's health care overhaul. (Photo by Evan Wyloge/Arizona Capitol Times)
Nov 12, 2013

Judge sets date to hear Medicaid expansion lawsuit

A judge will hear arguments in a lawsuit seeking to block Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's Medicaid expansion plan early next month.

Nov 4, 2013

Brewer committee expected to help pro-Medicaid Republicans

Gov. Jan Brewer is hitting the fundraising trail again for an independent expenditure committee that is expected to help the Republican lawmakers who backed her Medicaid expansion plan.

Gov. Jan Brewer (Photo by Evan Wyloge/Arizona Capitol Times)
Jul 5, 2013

GOP lawmakers’ anger at Brewer may not last

The rage and indignation that many GOP lawmakers directed at Gov. Jan Brewer at the end of the legislative session may be nothing but a bad memory when the Legislature reconvenes next year.

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (Photo by Ryan Cook/RJ Cook Photography)
Jul 5, 2013

Moratorium leads to near-record number of Brewer vetoes

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.

Opponents of the Medicaid expansion plan rallied at the Arizona State Capitol Saturday, to kick off their effort to force a ballot referendum on the issue, which would give Arizonans an opportunity to reject the recently passed plan. (Photo by Ryan Cook/RJ Cook Photography)
Jun 24, 2013

Rally kicks off Medicaid referendum drive

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.

Arizona Democrats discuss at a press conference Wednesday what they called a "broken promise" by Gov. Jan Brewer to either make sure a controversial election bill did not pass or would be vetoed. (Photo by Evan Wyloge/Arizona Capitol Times)
Jun 19, 2013

Gallardo: Brewer broke promise to kill election overhaul bill

Democratic Senator Steve Gallardo said June 19 Gov. Jan Brewer violated a promise to help stop a controversial election overhaul bill from passing or to veto it.

In this Oct. 26, 2012, photo, members of the Native American Voters Alliance mark their ballots at an early voting center in Albuquerque, N.M. NAVA, the National Congress of American Indians and other groups have been working to turn around low voter participation that has persisted in Indian Country for decades. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)
Jun 13, 2013

Arizona Senate passes election overhaul bill

The Arizona Senate revived an election omnibus bill Thursday that could limit early voting participation after Republican leaders pressured their caucus to pass the measure in the final hours of the 2013 legislative session.

(From left) Republican Reps. Frank Pratt, Heather Carter and Ethan Orr huddle in discussion late Tuesday, after Gov. Jan Brewer called for a special session to pass a 2014 budget and her Medicaid expansion plan. (Photo by Evan Wyloge/Arizona Capitol Times)
Jun 11, 2013

Lawmakers prepare to adjourn as Medicaid expansion moves toward approval

Lawmakers are prepared to sine die Thursday afternoon and leave what’s become an increasingly toxic atmosphere at the Capitol as bipartisan coalitions in each chamber have seized control and began systematically approving Gov. Jan Brewer’s budget proposal in special session.

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer promotes her PAC petition in response to immigration plan
May 24, 2013

Brewer changes Medicaid plan to ease critics’ concerns

Some of the concerns raised in the Legislature regarding Gov. Jan Brewer’s Medicaid expansion plan haven’t fallen on deaf ears.

In the amendment that included Brewer’s expansion plan in the Senate’s budget on May 16, the Ninth Floor included several changes aimed at alleviating concerns over her proposal.

May 10, 2013

Dems play nice for Medicaid expansion

Gov. Brewer’s fight for AHCCCS expansion puts her in an unusual alliance

While Gov. Jan Brewer has spent months fighting for Republican support for her Medicaid expansion plan, Democratic lawmakers who are expected to provide the bulk of the votes are waiting on the sidelines.

May 6, 2013

Medicaid Options: Brewer says only 1 choice is viable, but key Republicans balk

Gov. Jan Brewer believes she found her “game-changer” in her quest to expand Arizona’s Medicaid program. On April 25, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a guidance memo for the states that appeared to answer a question that has been hovering over Brewer’s top agenda item — whether the state can continue its enrollment freeze for childless adults in the Ar[...]