Governor Jan Brewer


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.

Brewer Says Santa Isn't Necessarily White

Dec 18, 2013

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.

DES Head Says Ingored Abuse Claims Were Reported

Dec 18, 2013
Ross D. Franklin, AP

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.

Brewer mulls Child Protective Services restructuring

Dec 11, 2013
Associated Press

Gov. Jan Brewer is weighing whether Child Protective Services needs to be split into a separate agency headed by someone who reports directly to her. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.


In a report, a free-market advocacy group claims that the decision by Gov. Jan Brewer to expand Medicaid will sharply increase the number of people in the program. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

Brewer Blasts Policies of Child Protective Services

Dec 3, 2013
Photo by Howard Fischer (Capitol Media Services)

A new oversight team will be reviewing how Arizona Child Protective Services operates. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports that Gov. Jan Brewer wants answers to some basic operational questions regarding CPS.

Governor Brewer Proposes Nearly $9 Billion Budget

Jan 18, 2013

As expected the governor wants money for Child Protective Service workers and school resource officers. There also are funds for the state's three universities, though some is conditional on meeting certain goals.

Gov Brewer Says Yes to Expanding Medicaid

Jan 14, 2013
Howard Fischer / Capital Media Services

Saying it makes no sense to turn away federal funds, Gov. Jan Brewer this afternoon asked lawmakers to expand the state's Medicaid program.

A Preview on the Upcoming Legislative Session

Jan 14, 2013

The Arizona Legislature begins its new session today, .starting off with Governor Jan Brewer's State of the State Address.

Governor Brewer on Gun Bills She Signed

Dec 17, 2012

Jan Brewer said today she's not sure if any of those gun bills she signed as governor should be revisited in the wake of the shootings in Connecticut.