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McConnell: ACA top 2014 issue - Medicaid expansion advocates consider ...
McCONNELL: OBAMACARE TOP 2014 ISSUE - For all of the past week's headlines on Benghazi, the IRS and Justice Department, there's still one issue that will top them all in the 2014 midterm elections, according to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's crystal ball.
Sun May 19, 2013
Gov. Brewer lowers flags in honor of fallen police officer, firefighter
Gov. Jan Brewer has ordered that all state flags be flown at half-staff until sunset Sunday in honor of fallen Phoenix police officer Daryl Raetz and fallen Phoenix firefighter Bradley Harper.
AZ Illustrated Politics: Medicaid Expansion, Election Bills, Rosemont Mine & More
On this week's AZ Illustrated Politics: Host Jim Nintzel, Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce President Lea Marquez-Peterson, former Pima County Democratic Party chairman Jeff Rogers and Tucson Tea Party founder Trent Humphies talk about the chances that Gov.
Arizona governor staking legacy on Medicaid
Arizona Republican Gov. Jan Brewer stood before fellow Republicans to explain why she had bucked many conservatives in her party to embrace Medicaid expansion.
Air Force Times
Reforms unveiled for Arizona National Guard
The Arizona National Guard's top officer has unveiled more than a dozen reforms as the organization wades through sexual abuse, drug trafficking and abuse of power allegations.
Sat May 18, 2013
Phoenix New Times
Jan Brewer: Ignorant, Irrational, Prevaricating, Self-Serving Bigot
On her Facebook page , someone who knows how to spell wrote on behalf of our English language-challenged chief exec that, "a federal court UPHELD my Executive Order and Arizona's law denying driver's licenses to illegal aliens who President Obama has allowed to remain in our country under his outrageous [Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals] ... (more)
Copper Basin News
New bill would give schools certain funds based on performance
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Hospital Lobby Fears They Might Not Get Medicaid Subsidies
Hospitals across the nation are threatening that unless state lawmakers implement the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's - Obamacare - Medicaid expansion, the law's new taxes and spending cuts will lead to layoffs and closures.
Fri May 17, 2013
Post and Courier
Stopping the slaughter of guns
As hard as it is to believe, Arizona has a pro-gun bill, the likes of which hasn't even surfaced in South Carolina's gun-loving General Assembly.
GOP split left by Senate Medicaid battle
An Arizona Senate battle over expanding Medicaid revealed a fractured Republican majority that is likely to be exposed next in the House of Representatives as it takes up Gov.
Federal Court Says Arizona Violates Constitution by Denying Drivers Licenses to DREAMers
May 17 - A federal district court today said that the state of Arizona has no rational basis under the law to deny drivers' licenses to young immigrants authorized to live and work in the United States under the federal government's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, but it stopped short of granting a preliminary injunction against the ... (more)
More immigrant felons freed than initially reported
Under pressure from lawmakers, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has disclosed new details about the criminal backgrounds of some of the approximately 2,200 immigration detainees let out of custody in February.
Copper Basin News
Governor honors Community Advisory Board with Statewide Volunteer Service Award
The Community Advisory Board for Pinal County was honored at the state capitol. Pictured from left are: Representative TJ Shope, member Carson McWilliams, Chair Debbie Martinez holding the Governor's Volunteer Service Award, Program Administrator Donna McBride, member Trudy Keenan, Deputy Director Denise Smith, member Linda Bakker, member Audrey ... (more)
Thu May 16, 2013
Brewer's order on immigrant IDs stands
A judge on Thursday refused to halt Gov. Jan Brewer's order that denies driver's licenses for young immigrants in Arizona who have gotten work permits and avoided deportation under an Obama administration policy.
The Kingman Daily Miner
Lottery bill is no winner for Mohave County
Mohave County officials are crying foul after the Arizona Senate released a budget bill that would restore lottery funds to some but not all counties in the state.
Is The Gold Pain Over?
The behavior of gold over the past decade might be compared to a moody co-worker. When he's happy, he's really happy.
Wed May 15, 2013
AZ Senate moving budget bills quickly
The Arizona Senate began a final sprint to adjournment Wednesday as a committee debated 10 bills that provide $8.8 billion to fund education, health and welfare, and every other state function for the coming budget year.
Tue May 14, 2013
Arizona small-business owners oppose Medicaid expansion
A new poll shows Arizona small business owners oppose a $1.6 billion expansion of the state's Medicaid system.
Phoenix New Times
Feds Want Blood-Alcohol Level for DUIs to Drop From .08 to .05
The National Transportation Safety Board has decided that a blood-alcohol level of .08 is no longer the acceptable maximum for American drivers, and instead wants .05 to be the new threshold for DUIs.
Lawmakers take hit on per diem allowance
But at least it's going to get a little less expensive for taxpayers to keep their lawmakers in session.