Governor Jan Brewer has now acted on all six gun-related bills passed by the Legislature this session, and vetoed half of them.Brewer vetoed two of those bills earlier this week, one that would have allowed guns in more public buildings, and another that would have created more restrictions against ... More >>
Governor Jan Brewer has vetoed a bill pushed by the Center for Arizona Policy that would have created new property-tax exemptions for religious groups.Legislative budget analysts predicted the bill could have cost the state an additional $2.1 million starting in 2016.
Governor Jan Brewer has signed a bill that allows the state health department to search abortion clinics without an administrative warrant.Brewer didn't make any public comments on her signing of the legislation, House Bill 2284.
Arizona lawmakers approved a $9.2 billion budget yesterday.The budget, which still needs Governor Jan Brewer's approval, shaved off roughly $25 million from Brewer's proposal for Child Protective Services spending for next year. Between the scandal of thousands of cases ignored at CPS, and the growi ... More >>
Back in the dark ages, Republicans used to be all about the economy, stupid. A chicken in every pot, a home-entertainment center in every living room. Take, for instance, our last great Republican president -- William Jefferson Clinton. He demonstrated that a Democrat (in name) could be pro-busine ... More >>
See how the blind mice run...as far away from Senate Bill 1062 as they can get. This morning, the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce officially joined the increasingly crowded bandwagon of opposition to the anti-gay "religious freedom bill" that Arizona Republi ... More >>
Governor Jan Brewer has just been handed a gem of an opportunity: The ability to look good in the eyes of liberals by rejecting a bill widely seen as blatantly discriminatory, while retaining her conservative base. Or in the alternative, the chance to win wider support from conservatives. Either ... More >>
The team Governor Jan Brewer assigned to process and review the thousands of cases ignored by Child Protective Services reports that the root cause of the failure is that "demand exceeds capacity."The "CARE Team" led by Charles Flanagan -- who's since been tasked with running the new agency that inc ... More >>
In case you missed any news action this week, we've got you covered.Here's our recap of the most-read news stories of the week:
The team tasked with reviewing the 6,500-plus "not investigated" cases at Child Protective Services says nearly 400 children involved in those cases have been removed from their homes.Although these children would have been removed from their homes sooner had these cases not been shelved at CPS, tho ... More >>
Governor Jan Brewer said yesterday that she signed an executive order to get rid of Child Protective Services "as we know it."Today, Brewer's office released a document that attempts to explain why CPS 2.0 and the Division of Child Safety and Family Services are improvements over the previous CPS sy ... More >>
Governor Jan Brewer says she has signed an executive order that "abolishes [Child Protective Services] as we know it."Brewer made the announcement this afternoon, in her final state of the state speech.
There may be nothing more American than baseball and apple pie, but there's nothing more Arizonan than guns and Governor Jan Brewer struggling to complete a sentence.Although the peak of Brewer-isms will likely always be her 2010 debate brain-fart, the nonsense and weirdness keep on comin'. Check ou ... More >>
With another day comes another promise that something is going to be done about the thousands of ignored child-abuse and neglect allegations phoned in to Child Protective Services over the last few years.Governor Jan Brewer held a press conference this morning to explain her plan to deal with the cr ... More >>
It looks like Governor Jan Brewer's not the only one to utilize the ol' finger-in-the-face technique to try to get the upper-hand in an argument.Whereas Brewer stuffed her finger in the face of the President of the United States, Christie shoved his in the face of another menace to society -- a scho ... More >>
Witches of the Tea Party showed up at Governor Jan Brewer's office this afternoon, supporting her executive order keeping DREAMers from getting Arizona driver's licenses.So maybe they weren't actually witches, but they were activists from Citizens for a Better Arizona dressed as witches, sarcastical ... More >>
Governor Jan Brewer, recalled redneck pol Russell Pearce, Brewer's "brain" Chuck Coughlin, and Attorney General Tom "Hit-and-Run" Horne best hope and pray there is no afterlife. Because if there is, I virtually can assure them that they, along with their pal Sheriff Joe, will roast in a hot tub o ... More >>
Governor Jan Brewer "has did" it again -- she came down with another severe case of brain flatulence in public.Upon Brewer commemorating the Tuskegee Airman -- by repeatedly stumbling over the word "Tuskegee," and eventually using eight different pronunciations -- we put together a list of Brewer's ... More >>
Governor Jan Brewer will likely be remembered for years to come, not for her policy work as governor, but for her excessive brain farts.Check out Brewer's five biggest, er, smelliest, brain farts:
Stop us if you've heard this one before, but Governor Jan Brewer had an incredibly difficult time spitting out words.Brewer was commemorating those famous African-American pilots from World War II yesterday -- you know, the Tusakee, Tusks, Tuh-see-gee, Tuskegee, Tuska-skee, Tuske-tuh, TUSKEGEE, Tus- ... More >>
Last year, when Governor Jan Brewer announced that the DREAMers who qualified for deferred action would not be allowed to obtain Arizona driver's licenses, the ACLU and other groups shot a hole right through it -- Arizona's been giving out licenses to everyone else the feds have granted deferred act ... More >>
Don't know how many of you are familiar with British conspiracy theorist David Icke, the guy who believes a secret race of shape-shifting lizard people have populated the planet in the guise of our political and cultural leaders, but I'm beginning to believe Icke's not spouting bunkum and has been r ... More >>
In case you missed it, no, Governor Jan Brewer is not putting "gay-to-straight programs" in Arizona schools.Tons of people fell for the fake news story that was circulated online, and many people -- including those who were fooled, and those who were not -- said they wouldn't put it past Brewer to t ... More >>
A press release that reads like it was written by the Onion's junior-varsity squad apparently tricked some people into thinking Governor Jan Brewer was trying to turn Arizona's gay schoolchildren straight."Beginning November 1st of this year, the state of Arizona is implementing a mandatory school p ... More >>
For more than two years now, Governor Jan Brewer has been threatening a run for a likely unconstitutional third term.She still hasn't made up her mind, although some gubernatorial campaigns are already starting, giving a very awkward non-answer to Fox News this week.
Governor Jan Brewer still hasn't made up her mind on whether she's running for a likely unconstitutional third term.We say "likely unconstitutional" because the Arizona Constitution says a governor can't hold office "for more than two consecutive terms," and we're under the impression three is more ... More >>
Today's a big day for Arizonans, as we collectively hope that Governor Jan Brewer can behave herself in front of the President of the United States.As we all know from the infamous photo of Brewer's finger in the president's face from last year, Brewer couldn't quite contain herself during their pre ... More >>
Citizens, please join us in requesting that Governor Jan Brewer not finger the President of the United States again.As you may recall, Brewer made assholes of us all in early 2012, as she shoved her finger in President Obama's face upon his arrival on the tarmac at the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport. ... More >>
Governor Jan Brewer's fight to keep the partners of gay state employees from getting benefits is a losing battle for the governor, so far.The day after the Supreme Court made its decision to strike down part of the Defense of Marriage Act, the court decided to not review Brewer's fight to implement ... More >>
It has gotten to the point that the public is generally unfazed by Governor Jan Brewer's monumental struggles with the English language.That includes earlier this week, when Brewer kind of expressed her support for the "Gang of Eight" immigration bill, and her press team spent the rest of the day ex ... More >>
Due to Governor Jan Brewer's apparent inability to speak clearly, people were under the impression that she endorse the "Gang of Eight" immigration-reform bill, because she kind of, sort of, said she did."I think that what we're seeing taking place in the Senate is a victory for Arizona," Brewer sai ... More >>
Despite what you may have heard, Governor Jan Brewer did not endorse the "Gang of Eight" immigration-reform bill.However, it certainly may have sounded like she endorsed the bill, given her apparent inability to speak clearly.
Governor Jan Brewer signed an elections bill into law that fixes things that never really seemed to be broken.Brewer's signature on House Bill 2305 will help keep third-party candidates off ballots, will help prevent people from getting early-voting ballots, and bans political groups from picking up ... More >>
Despite the outcry from the state's far-right-wingers, Governor Jan Brewer's plan for Medicaid expansion plan now only requires her signature to become law.While it certainly seemed odd that Brewer would embrace a part of "Obamacare," months after shoving her finger in President Obama's face, she wa ... More >>
A state appeals court affirmed a Maricopa County Superior Court ruling dismissing a lawsuit against Governor Jan Brewer for her annual "Day of Prayer" proclamation.Mostly, the judges have found that the atheist groups that filed the lawsuit didn't prove that Brewer's calls for prayer caused them any ... More >>
Atheists did not prove that Governor Jan Brewer's annual "Day of Prayer" proclamations caused them injury, a state appeals court says.The appeals court affirmed the Maricopa County Superior Court ruling dismissing the lawsuit, which was brought by the Freedom From Religion Foundation and other group ... More >>
Right next to what you would expect to be a story about hell freezing over is a story with the headline "Arizona's Jan Brewer becomes unlikely ally of Obamacare" in Politico.Seeing as Governor Jan Brewer has signed budgets that call for cuts in Medicaid coverage (remember the transplant debacle?), a ... More >>
A few short years ago, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer became the hero of most conservatives and the villain to most liberals when she signed the anti-Mexican SB1070 bill into law. Now, with Brewer possibly staking her legacy -- as USA Today put it recently -- on the Medicaid fight, she's dividing righ ... More >>
The man who kind of made Governor Jan Brewer's comments about headless bodies in the desert a reality was sentenced to 14 years in prison."Law enforcement agencies have found bodies in the desert either buried or just lying out there that have been beheaded," Brewer said back in June 2010.See also:- ... More >>
Guns turned over during "buyback" events in Arizona may not be destroyed, according to a bill signed into law by Governor Jan Brewer.This latest right afforded to firearms is what prompted the Daily Show's John Oliver to declare, "Arizona is such a great place to be a gun, just a [censored] place to ... More >>
This is a photograph of President George W. Bush and Governor Jan Brewer, in which Bush is giving Brewer a little smooch, and Brewer's not shoving her finger in his face.
The term "illegal immigrant" has been the cause of some controversy, as some people and media outlets have changed their tones on whether it's offensive.The Associated Press recently decided it's not using the phrase and the New York Times said yesterday that it's encouraging reporters to "consider ... More >>
Defending her use of the phrase "illegal immigrants," Governor Jan Brewer explained recently that doing something illegal makes you "an illegal." We'll note that driving under the influence after a couple of glasses of scotch and rear-ending a minivan must not be illegal, or else Arizona apparently ... More >>
Governor Jan Brewer has signed into a law that creates the non-legal holiday of the "National Day of the Cowboy" in Arizona.The purpose of this "holiday" is to, um, you know, uh...
More than a year after Governor Jan Brewer claimed she outlawed the sale and use of the substances known as "bath salts," and two years after she said the same of "spice," Brewer now takes credit for signing a bill that's supposed to "combat" bath salts and spice.Brewer says this now because there n ... More >>
It seems like if the Legislature were to "ban" something, it wouldn't have to keep passing bills session after session to "ban" that same thing.Yet, here we are again, more than a year after Governor Jan Brewer claimed she outlawed the sale and use of the substances known as "bath salts," and two ye ... More >>
Few public acts by Governor Jan Brewer have been so odious, so hateful and so obviously unfair as her executive order denying driver's licenses to those young men and women, brought here as children, who benefit from President Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. See also: -Jan Brewer No ... More >>