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Sarah Garrecht Gassen: Child welfare in Arizona needs more than intentions

‘Intent” is a grand word. It can convey a determination, or it can sound like something while being nothing.

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Political stories from across the state (Wednesday edition)

A collection of political news from across the state making headlines today:

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Appeals court hears Ariz. GOP challenge to Medicaid expansion

Appeals court hears Ariz. GOP challenge to Medicaid expansion

PHOENIX — Republican lawmakers asked the state Court of Appeals this afternoon to give them a chance to prove that hundreds of millions of dollars being used to support an expanded Medicaid program were illegally enacted.

March 26, 2014 3:40 pmLoading…

Bill that would require Arizona to adjust tax brackets for inflation moves to governor

PHOENIX — It looks like Gov. Jan Brewer is going to have to decide whether Arizona taxpayers should be penalized because of inflation — at least for this coming year.

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GOP end late-night budget talks without a deal

PHOENIX — House Republican leaders late Monday gave up trying to corral the votes for a new budget, at least for now.

March 24, 2014 9:56 pmLoading…
Brewer says she won't run — or tone down

Brewer says she won't run — or tone down

PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer, who developed an international reputation for her vociferous attacks on illegal immigration, is ending her career as an elected politician at the end of the year.

March 13, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Bible-based Arizona lobby not used to losing

Bible-based Arizona lobby not used to losing

PHOENIX — For years, Cathi Herrod and her Center for Arizona Policy have flexed their political muscles, pushing through legislation representing what she calls “fundamental principles” that often are espoused in the Bible.

March 02, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
S. Arizona Lawmakers, candidates for governor respond to SB 1062

S. Arizona Lawmakers, candidates for governor respond to SB 1062

We asked Southern Arizona lawmakers and candidates for governor for their thoughts on SB 1062, legislation that would allow businesses to discriminate against customers based on religious belief. Gov. Jan Brewer must decide whether to sign it, let it become law without her signature, or veto it.

February 25, 2014 12:00 am Related Loading…

Gov. Brewer can stop insidious bill

Legislation that would allow businesses to discriminate against customers is an affront to religious freedom, American values and civil rights — not to mention economic development and common sense. Gov. Jan Brewer must veto this brazen attempt to enshrine one version of religious belief int…

February 22, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Brewer banks $344K to support GOP candidates, push political causes

PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer is building up her war chest to help elect like-minded Republicans to Congress.

February 03, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Brewer moves to restructure Arizona CPS

Brewer moves to restructure Arizona CPS

PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer said today she wants Child Protective Services made into its own separate agency, headed by someone who reports directly to her.

January 13, 2014 2:40 pmLoading…
Arizona cannot enforce abortion ban, Supreme Court rules

Arizona cannot enforce abortion ban, Supreme Court rules

PHOENIX — Arizona cannot enforce its ban on abortions at 20 weeks of pregnancies, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled this morning.

January 13, 2014 7:47 amLoading…

Brewer can't defend her denial of driver's licenses to Dreamers

Arizona’s denial of driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants currently authorized by the federal government to remain and work in the United States has always been a political power play. It’s a way for Gov. Jan Brewer to once again wave a finger in President Obama’s face and one-up his order…

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Director: Regular DES reports showed cases not investigated

PHOENIX — The embattled director of the Department of Economic Security said Tuesday that his agency has been telling the governor, lawmakers and everyone else for years that some complaints of child abuse were not being investigated.

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Brewer asks judge to block lawmakers' Medicaid expansion challenge

PHOENIX — Dissident lawmakers should be blocked from challenging the vote of the majority of their colleagues to expand Medicaid in Arizona, the lawyer for Gov. Jan Brewer told a judge late Friday.

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Former Arizona lawmaker Terri Proud files $800K claim against the state

Former Arizona lawmaker Terri Proud files $800K claim against the state

A former state lawmaker has filed an $800,000 claim against the state over her firing from a job she held for a few days last year.

October 18, 2013 2:00 pmLoading…

State: Execution should move forward

PHOENIX — Saying he’s shown no evidence of “actual bias” by the state clemency board, an attorney for the state on Sunday asked a federal appeals court to rebuff a last-minute bid by Edward Schad to delay his scheduled Wednesday execution.

October 07, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Brewer promotes trade, tourism with India

PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer hopes to increase the state’s trade with India, saying the country represents far more to Arizona than customer-support call centers.

August 30, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Claims of gay conversion is AZ schools an Net hoax

PHOENIX — No, there won’t be mandatory classes in Arizona this fall to help convert gay students to the straight and narrow life.

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Obama airport greeting likely to be free of Brewer finger-wagging

Obama airport greeting likely to be free of Brewer finger-wagging

PHOENIX — The last time Jan Brewer greeted Barack Obama at the airport, it didn't exactly go so well.

August 05, 2013 11:21 amLoading…

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