Governor Jan Brewer

Elections 2012
10:11 am
Tue October 16, 2012

Governor's PAC Starts Spending

Governor Jan Brewer has finally decided where to start spending the hundreds of thousands of dollars she's collected for her political action committee.

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Fronteras
4:58 pm
Wed August 15, 2012

Governor Hampers Immigrants Applying for Deferred Prosecution

AZ Governor Jan Brewer
Pete Souza, official White House photographer

Gov. Jan Brewer moved today to block those who take advantage of the Obama administration's deferred prosecution program for illegal immigrants from getting public benefits or even driver licenses.

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State Capitol News
3:24 pm
Mon August 13, 2012

Judge Refuses to Block Governor's Day of Prayer

In her ruling, Judge Eileen Willett did not address the various arguments that such a declaration is an improper action by the government into religion. Instead, the judge concluded that the challengers have not shown -- quote -- a direct injury -- which would entitle them to sue. But attorney Richard Morris said the judge ignored the fact that the plaintiffs include not just those who do not believe, but those of various religions who do not want to be urged by the governor to pray.

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State Capitol News
9:00 am
Mon May 21, 2012

Governor Brewer Talks About Morality and This Year's Legislative Session

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer
Gage Skidmore

This year's legislative session was heavy on issues related to issues of morality and religion.

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State Capitol News
5:54 pm
Wed May 16, 2012

Governor Brewer Signs Bill to Use Public Funds to Pay for Private Schools

A new law signed this week by Gov. Jan Brewer could give an estimated 100,000 children in public schools a check from the state to go to a private or parochial school instead. 

Under that law, any student whose school is rated a D or worse on overall academic performance qualifies for a voucher, good for about $4,000 a year. That covers 183 of 15-hundred schools that have been graded. Gubernatorial press aide Matthew Benson said that's not enough to pay tuition at many private schools -- and some families will not be able to take advantage of the program.

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State Capitol News
6:15 pm
Fri May 11, 2012

Governor Signs Tax Cut Bill for Businesses and Investors

Gov. Jan Brewer signs legislation Friday with a package of tax cuts for business she said will stimulate the economy. Looking on are Sen. Steve Yarbrough, House Speaker Andy Tobin and Senate President Steve Pierce.
Howard Fischer Capital Media Services

Governor Jan Brewer signed legislation this afternoon creating new and expanded tax cuts for business that proponents say will stimulate job growth. 

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State Capitol News
6:30 pm
Thu May 10, 2012

State Workers Lose Employment Protections

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer
Gage Skidmore

Gov. Jan Brewer signed legislation this afternoon designed to eventually make virtually every worker in Arizona state government an at-will employee who can be disciplined or fired at will. 

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State Capitol News
10:30 am
Tue May 8, 2012

Governor Brewer Signs Budget

Governor Jan Brewer penned her approval Monday to a nearly 8-point-6 billion dollar spending plan for the coming year, although it wasn't quite what she wanted. 

Brewer pronounced herself very pleased with the plan.

"You know," she said, "we've got a carry forward. We've got a balanced budget. We put money into the rainy day fund. I got more dollars for education, protected the chronically mentally ill with the Arnold v. Sarn. DPS which was another priority of mine. You know, I'm just  really happy with what we were able to complete and give to the public."

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KNAU and Arizona News
5:48 pm
Wed April 25, 2012

US Supreme Court Gave SB 1070 Supporters Reason to Hope

The US Supreme Court gave state officials some reason to believe that part of its immigration law might actually be upheld as legal. 

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State Capitol News
9:00 am
Wed April 18, 2012

Governor Uses PAC Money to Buy Her Own Book

Governor Jan Brewer
Gage Skidmore

Governor Jan Brewer has apparently found a good place to spend some of the donations she is getting to her federal political action committee: buying her own books. 

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