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White House to honor former Giffords staffer Pamela Simon

White House to honor former Giffords staffer Pamela Simon

The White House will honor a local woman who has become a vocal supporter of gun reform after surviving the Jan. 8, 2011, shooting spree.

March 31, 2014 5:00 pmLoading…
Norma Mendoza-Denton: Why do we laud “toughness” in politics?

Norma Mendoza-Denton: Why do we laud “toughness” in politics?

Many of our political representatives are lionized when they act “tough” or “no nonsense.”

March 21, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Budget slice for Arizona kids gets bigger

PHOENIX — Caving in part to demands by the governor, the state Senate voted 16-13 Thursday for a nearly $9.2 billion spending plan that includes more cash for child welfare and education than they had first offered.

March 21, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Court filing: Brewer should stay out of Arizona college tuition rates for 'dreamers'

PHOENIX —The attorney for the state's largest community college system says Gov. Jan Brewer has no right to tell them how much they can charge "dreamers" to attend school there.

March 20, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Arizona Senate budget plan differs with Brewer over child-welfare funds

PHOENIX — Senate Republicans proposed a $9.2 billion spending plan for the state, notably with less money for child welfare than sought by Gov. Jan Brewer.

March 17, 2014 6:27 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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Sarah Garrecht Gassen: Brewer’s leaving, but conservatives retain stranglehold on state

Sarah Garrecht Gassen: Brewer’s leaving, but conservatives retain stranglehold on state

Jan Brewer isn’t going to run for a third term as Arizona governor.

March 13, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Joe Lane, former Ariz. House Speaker,  dies

Joe Lane, former Ariz. House Speaker, dies

PHOENIX — Former House Speaker Joe Lane, whose political career was cut short in the wake of the impeachment of Gov. Evan Mecham, died Thursday in Tucson.

March 06, 2014 4:30 pmLoading…

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…
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…
Supreme Court rejects Arizona's bid to cut benefits to gay workers' partners

Supreme Court rejects Arizona's bid to cut benefits to gay workers' partners

PHOENIX — Partners of gay state and university employees will not lose their health care and other benefits, the U.S. Supreme Court established in a ruling this morning.

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Gov. Brewer calls surprise special session on budget, Medicaid

PHOENIX — Tired of waiting for action, Gov. Jan Brewer forced lawmakers back to the Capitol late Tuesday to start approving her budget and Medicaid expansion.

June 11, 2013 6:04 pmLoading…

House panel rejects Brewer's plan to expand Medicaid

PHOENIX — With all Republicans opposed, a House panel voted Monday to reject the proposal by Gov. Jan Brewer to use federal dollars to expand the state's Medicaid program.

June 10, 2013 1:18 pmLoading…
State Sen. Al Melvin to run for Arizona governor

State Sen. Al Melvin to run for Arizona governor

PHOENIX — Three-term state Sen. Al Melvin announced this afternoon he intends to run for governor this coming year.

April 22, 2013 1:56 pmLoading…

Fitz Blog: Brewer gives Food Network the scoop on scorpions

ARIZONA GOVERNOR STILL CONSUMES A SCORPION A DAY

March 25, 2013 8:30 amLoading…
Gov. Brewer proposes expanding Ariz.'s Medicaid program

Gov. Brewer proposes expanding Ariz.'s Medicaid program

PHOENIX — Parting ways with her own Republican Party, Gov. Jan Brewer today proposed expanding Arizona's Medicaid program to take advantage of the federal Affordable Care Act.

January 14, 2013 3:00 pmLoading…

Winning Arizona Powerball ticket sold near Phoenix

PHOENIX — Arizona Lottery officials say one of the two winning Powerball tickets was sold at a convenience store in suburban Phoenix.

November 29, 2012 11:16 am Related

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Brewer sued over driver’s license policy for immigrants

Brewer sued over driver’s license policy for immigrants

PHOENIX — Immigrant rights advocates filed a lawsuit Thursday that seeks to overturn Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s order denying driver’s licenses for young immigrants who have gotten work permits and avoided deportation under a new Obama administration policy.

November 29, 2012 11:00 amLoading…

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