Gov. Jan Brewer says part of pending Arizona legislation on insurance coverage for birth control drugs could make it uncomfortable for women using contraception for reasons over than avoiding pregnancy.
The bill would allow all employers with religious and moral objections to birth control to refuse to provide coverage for that purpose through their health plans. Those employers still would have to provide coverage for contraception for other medical reasons but could make women seeking reimbursements explain why they need it.
The initiative launched last week would kick in on June 1st, 2013, the day after the current three-year temporary tax hike approved by voters expires. Proponents say the money is needed to ensure adequate funding for education, with some cash earmarked for transit projects and programs for children. Governor Jan Brewer, who pushed that temporary levy, said her main concern is THAT one expires as she promised.
Governor Jan Brewer said today she's not buying the arguments by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio that there are questions about whether President Obama was born in this country.
The sheriff concluded last week that a forensic examination proves that an electronic copy of the president's birth certificate offered by the White House is not authentic. And he said Obama's selective service registration card also appears to be forged. Arpaio said that, coupled with other information, suggests Obama was not, in fact, born in Hawaii as claimed. Brewer said she's not buying it.
Arizona Republican Governor Jan Brewer spent the weekend in Washington meeting with other governors, cabinet officials and the president where she and others asked for more freedom from the federal government.
Governor Jan Brewer made the announcement Sunday on Meet the Press. The governor said she has been watching all the campaigns but was waiting until seeing the candidates personally at last week's debate in Mesa.
Brewer said Romney handles himself very well. "But more than that," she said, "he has that pro-business background. And he has that political history that I think he would serve America the best of all the candidates. And so, it was a difficult decision. But I think R..., er, Mitt is by far the person that can go in and win."
Gov. Jan Brewer is finding another way to use last week's confrontation with President Obama to her advantage.
When the governor greeted the president last week, she said he told her he thought her description of their 2010 meeting at the White House in her book, Scorpions for Breakfast, was inaccurate. Brewer said she responded by telling the president he was wrong. One thing that tiff on the tarmac did is drive sales of the governor's book to new heights.