Gov. Jan Brewer calls Arizona Legislature into special session

PHOENIX, June 11 (UPI) -- Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer called the Legislature into special session late Tuesday to deal with Medicaid expansion and complete a 2014 budget.

Medicaid expansion hits GOP wall in some U.S. states

WASHINGTON, June 3 (UPI) -- As state legislatures prepare to adjourn for the summer, a handful of Republican-controlled statehouses are embroiled in tough battles over expanding Medicaid.

Arizona defends statute in SB 1070 law

SAN FRANCISCO, April 2 (UPI) -- The state appeal of a statute of Arizona's controversial immigration law, enjoined in September by a federal court, began in San Francisco Tuesday.

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Gov. Brewer sets push to expand Medicaid

Gov. Brewer sets push to expand Medicaid

PHOENIX, March 13 (UPI) -- Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has unveiled a proposal to expand Medicaid to 400,000 more people that faces opposition within her own Republican Party.
N.J. to use U.S. money to expand Medicaid

N.J. to use U.S. money to expand Medicaid

TRENTON, N.J., Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Gov. Chris Christie, a sharp critic of President Barack Obama's healthcare law, says he wants New Jersey to get federal dollars to expand Medicaid after all.
Fla. U-turn: Yes to Obama Medicaid option

Fla. U-turn: Yes to Obama Medicaid option

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Gov. Rick Scott, a sharp critic of President Barack Obama's healthcare law, says he wants Florida to participate in an optional part of the law after all.

Emergency declared in Navajo water crisis

PHOENIX, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Water shortages, caused by water pipes damaged by cold temperatures, have provoked emergency orders by Arizona's governor and the Navajo Nation's president.

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Arizona reconsiders license ban

PHOENIX, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Arizona lawmakers are reviewing a state law that denies driver's licenses to young people who recently received immigration relief and work permits.
States love or hate gun control proposals

States love or hate gun control proposals

As the U.S. Congress becomes officially involved in the debate on gun violence and gun control, people are lining up on both sides of the intertwined issues, saying something must be done to protect the citizenry and the Second Amendment from attack.

Brewer speech largely ignored by governors

PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz., Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer delivered a brief keynote address at the Western Governors Association, though just two of her 19 colleagues showed up to hear it.

Ariz. governor 'not surprised' by lawsuit

PHOENIX, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer said she was "not surprised" by a lawsuit filed against her over an order to deny driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants.

Lawsuit challenges Ariz. immigration order

PHOENIX, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- An order denying Arizona driver's licenses to illegal immigrants who qualify for federal deferred action is unconstitutional, a lawsuit filed Thursday said.

Asian-American questions Ariz. law SB1070

PHOENIX, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- An American citizen of Chinese and Spanish descent says he has learned Latinos are not the only ones affected by Arizona's Senate Bill 1070 immigration law.
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Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signs Arizona Senate Bill 1070, which gives authorities the right to check for citizenship of virtually anyone in Arizona at the State Department of Public Safety in Phoenix, Arizona on April 23, 2010. The bill has caused a furor as both sides of the immigration issue have been vocal in either their support or their anger about racial profiling. UPI/Art Foxall

Janice Kay "Jan" Brewer (born September 26, 1944) is the 22nd and current Governor of the U.S. state of Arizona and a member of the Republican Party. She is the fourth woman, and third consecutive woman, to hold the office. Brewer previously served as Secretary of State of Arizona, from January 2003 until then-Governor Janet Napolitano resigned after being selected as Secretary of Homeland Security in January 2009. Brewer became Governor of Arizona as part of the line of succession, as determined by the Arizona constitution.

Born in California, Brewer is a graduate of Glendale Community College. She has served as a State Senator and State Representative for Arizona, from 1983 to 1996. Brewer also served as Chairman of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, before running for Arizona Secretary of State in 2002.

Brewer came into the national spotlight when, on April 23, 2010, she signed the Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act. The act makes it a state misdemeanor crime for an alien to be in Arizona without carrying registration documents required by federal law, authorizes state and local law enforcement of federal immigration laws, and cracks down on those sheltering, hiring and transporting illegal aliens. Brewer sought a full term as Governor of Arizona in the 2010 Arizona gubernatorial election, and was elected on November 3, 2010, winning with 55% of the vote over Democrat Terry Goddard's 42%.

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