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Top Quotes of the 2013 Session
The most outstanding quips, gibes and utterances from the 2013 Legislative Session.
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.
Brewer taps former lawmaker Vogt to head up Veterans Services
Gov. Jan Brewer named former Rep. Ted Vogt as the next director of the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services. Brewer said Vogt’s military background makes him “uniquely qualified” for the position. Vogt is a former U.S. Air Force intelligence officer and commander of an anti-terrorism unit.
Let’s go to the videotape
Politicos had mixed opinions on the Ninth Floor’s handling of the Terri Proud-Joey Strickland situation at the Department of Veterans Services. One lobbyist believed Strickland genuinely didn’t believe he was disobeying an order and said the governor shouldn’t have fired him, noting that if he were still a state employee, he wouldn’t have spoken to the media about the situation and much of[...]
Veterans Services director resigns over hiring of former lawmaker
The director of the Arizona Department of Veterans Services resigned after a former lawmaker he tried to hire against the governor’s wishes made comments to a Tucson newspaper about how women would deal with menstruation in combat.
Bill aimed at stopping United Nations takeover of U.S. advances
The Arizona House of Representatives on Wednesday gave initial approval to a bill that some proponents say is aimed at stopping a United Nations conspiracy to take away the rights of American citizens. Critics say the bill is not only based on crackpot “one-world-order” theories, but that it would make valuable state programs illegal and take away the state’s authority to manage natural r[...]
Brewer signs bill to allow course on Bible
A bill to allow public high schools in Arizona to offer an elective high school course on the Bible and its role in Western culture is now Arizona law. Gov. Jan Brewer on Tuesday signed legislation requiring the state Board of Education to design a curriculum for schools to teach if they choose.
Rep. Proud wants requirement to watch abortion
An Arizona legislator opposed to abortion says a woman should be made to watch an abortion being performed before having one.
Tucson lawmaker considers bill to target ‘flash robs’
As videos go viral of teenagers streaming in and out of stores and grabbing merchandise off shelves, Rep. Terri Proud is working on legislation to bring conspiracy laws into the technology age. The Tucson Republican plans to introduce a bill to make it a felony to use electronic communication to plan or organize crimes.
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