Governor Jan Brewer

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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KNAU and Arizona News
11:57 am
Fri March 16, 2012

Governor Brewer Not Sure About Anti-Contraception Bill

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer
Pete Souza

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.

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State Capitol News
9:27 am
Tue March 13, 2012

Governor Brewer Circumspect on Penny Sales Tax

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.

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State Capitol News
1:48 pm
Tue March 6, 2012

Governor Brewer Distances Herself from Arpaio and Birthers

Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Arizona speaking at the Tea Party Patriots American Policy Summit in Phoenix, Arizona, 25 February 2011.
Gage Skidmore

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.

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KNAU and Arizona News
5:02 pm
Mon February 27, 2012

Gov Brewer Pushes New Federalism in DC

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.  

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State Capitol News
8:48 am
Mon February 27, 2012

Brewer Endorses Romney

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."

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State Capitol News
9:49 am
Fri February 24, 2012

Gov Brewer Not Interested in Speaking to Senate Committee

A US Senator invited Governor Jan Brewer on Thursday to testify at his committee about the state's immigration law. 

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State Capitol News
9:26 am
Tue January 31, 2012

Gov. Brewer Changes Finger Pointing Story

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. 

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State Capitol News
9:28 am
Tue January 17, 2012

Governor Works to Sell Budget

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer
Howard Fischer

Governor Jan Brewer begins her job of selling her budget plan to lawmakers this week. 

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