Governor Jan Brewer

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8:25 am
Tue January 14, 2014

Gov. Brewer Proposes Education Funding Restructure in State of State Address

Gov. Jan Brewer delivers the State of the State address Monday.
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Gov. Jan Brewer asked lawmakers Monday to somewhat revamp how state aid to schools is computed. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
8:52 am
Mon January 13, 2014

Brewer to Lay Out Achievements in Final State of the State Speech

Gov. Jan Brewer and House Speaker Andy Tobin chat at a luncheon Friday. Brewer gives what is likely her final State of the State speech on Monday in the House chambers.
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Gov. Jan Brewer outlines her agenda today in what will likely be her final State of the State speech. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer takes a look.

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8:36 am
Mon January 13, 2014

State Legislature to Debate University Funding

Northern Arizona University's Mountain Campus
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A fight is brewing at the capitol over how much more money — if any — to give to the state’s three universities. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
8:59 am
Thu January 9, 2014

State Mental Health Services Bolstered by Brewer’s Personal Experience

Gov. Jan Brewer provides details Wednesday of the deal reached to finally settle the 33-year-old lawsuit charging the state is not meeting its legal obligations to provide care for the seriously mentally ill.
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The deal inked Wednesday between Gov. Jan Brewer and mental health advocates spelling out the additional services the state must provide for the seriously mentally ill is more than an academic exercise for her. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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1:56 pm
Wed January 8, 2014

Arizona to Make Good on Decades-Old Mental Health Obligations

Gov. Jan Brewer provides details Wednesday of the deal reached to finally settle the 33-year-old lawsuit charging the state is not meeting its legal obligations to provide care for the seriously mentally ill.
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State officials and mental health advocates approved an historic deal today to provide more services for the seriously mentally ill, bringing to an end a 33-year-old lawsuit. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer has details.

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9:44 am
Tue January 7, 2014

Brewer Asks Supreme Court to Allow SB 1070 Enforcement Provision

Gov. Jan Brewer
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Gov. Jan Brewer asked the U.S. Supreme Court Monday to let the state enforce a 2010 law making it a crime to knowingly transport or harbor those in the country illegally. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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8:40 am
Tue December 31, 2013

Arizona's Bid to Become a Drone Test Site Rejected

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The state’s bid to become a test site for unmanned drones was rejected today as federal officials picked six other proposals. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports.

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10:29 am
Mon December 30, 2013

Challengers of License Denial Trying to Prove Actions are Illegal

Gov. Jan Brewer
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Challengers to the state’s denial of driver’s licenses to “dreamers” want internal documents and testimony — perhaps even from Gov. Jan Brewer herself — in their legal bid to prove her actions are illegal. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
10:25 am
Wed December 18, 2013

Brewer Says Santa Isn't Necessarily White

Gov. Jan Brewer
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Gov. Jan Brewer wants children to know that, yes, there is a Santa Claus. And no, he isn't necessarily white — despite what Fox News says. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer explains.

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9:54 am
Wed December 18, 2013

DES Head Says Ingored Abuse Claims Were Reported

Department of Economic Security head Clarence Carter
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The head of the Department of Economic Security said Tuesday his agency has been telling the governor, lawmakers and everyone else for years that some complaints of child abuse to his overburdened agency were not being investigated. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer explains.

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