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Gov. Brewer considers tweaking Arizona's immigration law

Sat, Jul 31, 2010

Immigration

Arizona RepublicBy Ginger Rough Two days after Gov. Jan Brewer called a judge's temporary injunction of parts of Senate Bill 1070 a "little bump in the road," her office confirmed that she would consider tweaking the law in response to the ruling.Brewer already has spoken to Republican legislative leaders about the

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Tags: Arizona, SB1070, Jan Brewer, David Lujan, Kyrsten Sinema

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Arizona leaders lament as state's image takes beating with new immigration law

Wed, Jun 9, 2010

Immigration

Washington Post By Peter SlevinWashington Post Staff WriterPHOENIX -- When state Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D) travels outside Arizona, she hears the same question over and over: "What's wrong with your state?" She notes Arizona's new immigration law, its ban on ethnic studies classes and its prohibition on creating animal-human hybrids.The

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Tags: Kyrsten Sinema, Arizona, Illegal Immigration

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Brewer calls for special legislative session

Wed, Dec 16, 2009

AZ Legislature

YumaSun.comBy Howard Fischer, Capitol Media ServicesPHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer ordered lawmakers back to the Capitol on Thursday to deal with the budget deficit even though she doesn't have the votes for her plan.Brewer said Tuesday she has been told by House and Senate leadership that they have corralled the

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Tags: Jan Brewer, Rebecca Rios, Kyrsten Sinema, Kirk Adams

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Vice President Biden touts stimulus during Ariz. visit

Tue, Nov 17, 2009

Economy

Statepress.comBy Derek QuizonVice President Joe Biden said the $787 billion federal stimulus passed in February has created thousands of jobs and jump-started the economy in a roundtable discussion at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport on Monday morning.Biden spoke to an exclusive crowd that included state and local officials such as

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Tags: Joe Biden, Stimulus package, Arizona.Harry Mitchell, Kyrsten Sinema

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Lawmakers from both parties criticize Brewer’s budget action

Fri, Sep 4, 2009

AZ Legislature

Arizona Capitol TimesBy Jim SmallThe governor’s actions on the state budget drew jeers from both Republicans and Democrats, but for wildly different reasons.House Speaker Kirk Adams and Senate President Bob Burns, both Republicans, said Gov. Jan Brewer increased state spending by more than $350 million with her line-item-vetoes of cuts

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Tags: Arizona 2010 Budget, Jan Brewer, David Lujan, Kyrsten Sinema

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Dems' health-care bus hits the Valley

Thu, Aug 27, 2009

Healthcare

Arizona RepublicBy Dan NowickiA bus sporting the familiar red, white and blue logo of President Barack Obama's campaign debuted in central Phoenix on Wednesday evening on the vanguard of a Democratic counteroffensive in support of health-care reform.Hundreds of supporters rallied at one of the earliest stops on the Democratic National

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Tags: Organizing for America, Kyrsten Sinema, Barack Obama, Health Insurance reform, Public option

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Dem leader says bipartisan budget talks will be ‘painful’

Sat, Jul 11, 2009

AZ Legislature

Capitol TimesBy Jim Small The overwhelming display of bipartisanship that kicked off the special legislative session when it convened July 6 may be a precursor of how lawmakers will work to patch the $2.5 billion hole in the budget, but to what extent Republicans and Democrats work together likely won’t

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Tags: Arizona 2010 Budget, Jan Brewer, Jonathan Paton, Kyrsten Sinema, Republicans, Democrats

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Forum to push health-care reform

Mon, Jun 29, 2009

Healthcare

The Arizona Republicby Ginger Rough Politicians, activists and representatives from physician and nurses groups will gather in downtown Phoenix on Tuesday night for a public forum on health-care reform.The event, which includes keynote addresses from Democratic Congressman John Conyers, of Michigan, and Arizona Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Phoenix, is designed to

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Tags: Arizonans for Responsible Healthcare, Kyrsten Sinema, Peter Cerchiara, Health and Human Services.Kathleen Sebelius

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Breaking-House panel approves key budget piece; much work remains

Sat, Jun 27, 2009

AZ Legislature

Arizona Capitol Times.comBy Jim Small A House panel has given its approval to the main component of the budget agreement that GOP leaders negotiated with Gov. Jan Brewer, though the day’s work is far from over.Among the work left for the committee to do is refer a temporary sales tax

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Tags: Jan Brewer, Andy Biggs, Democrats, Kyrsten Sinema, Matt Heinz

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Arizona lawmakers target partner benefits

Thu, Jun 4, 2009

Healthcare

Arizona RepublicAssociated PressArizona state workers who just won health benefits for their domestic partners will lose them under a proposed budget lawmakers are considering.The move would reverse a decision made last year by Democratic former Gov. Janet Napolitano's administration. Critics at the time blasted the decision as a breach of

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Tags: Cathi Herrod, Center for Arizona Policy, Kyrsten Sinema,

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