Arizona House passes abortion bill

PHOENIX, April 11 (UPI) -- The Arizona House has approved a bill banning most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy and it is now goes to Gov. Jan Brewer.

Ariz. gov panned for Obama finger-wagging

PHOENIX, March 26 (UPI) -- Ariz. Gov. Jan Brewer received more than 12,000 messages from people across the country since she was seen wagging her finger at the president, her office said.
States, courts and the illegal alien disaster

States, courts and the illegal alien disaster

WASHINGTON, March 4 (UPI) -- As the nation hurtles toward what promises to be a hotly contested presidential election this fall, the U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear a case this spring and render a decision by late June that would thrust illegal immigration back into the headlines, and possibly into the campaigns.
Judge blocks law against day laborers

Judge blocks law against day laborers

PHOENIX, March 1 (UPI) -- A federal judge has blocked Arizona from enforcing a legal provision aimed at preventing day laborers from looking for jobs outside retail centers.
Santorum calls Dems: Vote against Romney

Santorum calls Dems: Vote against Romney

LANSING, Mich., Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Rick Santorum's campaign urged Democrats to vote against Mitt Romney in the Michigan Republican primary Tuesday, a move a Romney spokesman termed shameful.

Immigration battle still on for Ariz. gov

PHOENIX, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer said she wasn't dissing President Obama when she turned down his dinner invitation to the members of the Governors Conference.

Arizona considers funding border militia

PHOENIX, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- The sponsor of a bill to establish a so-called state guard in Arizona says it is a necessary step in controlling out-of-control illegal immigration.
Obama, Gov. Brewer exchange tense words in Ariz.

Obama, Gov. Brewer exchange tense words in Ariz.

PHOENIX, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama said Thursday an awkward meeting between him and Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer was "not a big deal."
U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords to resign

U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords to resign

TUCSON, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot in the head in a mass shooting in Tucson last January, announced Sunday she is retiring from Congress.
Texting ban passes Arizona Senate

Texting ban passes Arizona Senate

PHOENIX, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Arizona legislators are moving toward a ban on cellphone use for drivers with learner's permits or new licenses, officials say.

Arizona to process pot license forms

PHOENIX, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- The governor of Arizona Friday lifted a hold on the processing of applications for medical-marijuana dispensaries in the state.
Salazar protects 1M acres from mining

Salazar protects 1M acres from mining

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- More than 1 million acres of public lands near the Grand Canyon will be protected from new mining claims for 20 years, U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said.

Ariz. governor's lawsuit thrown out

PHOENIX, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- A U.S. District Court judge threw out an unusual suit by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer asking to clarify the state's recent medical marijuana law, officials say.

Bill could allow guns on Arizona campuses

PHOENIX, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- An Arizona lawmaker says he worked with gun lobbyists to change the language in a bill, vetoed by the governor, to let people carry guns at public universities.
Arizona, Texas and healthcare reform

Arizona, Texas and healthcare reform

WASHINGTON, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- The challenge to Arizona's stringent illegal alien law accepted by the U.S. Supreme Court last week is just the tip of the spear in the much larger battle over federalism, which pits the rights of the states against the concentration of federal power.
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Jan Brewer
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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