Thanks to Brewer Arizona Will Soon Take Part in Medicaid Expansion

By: Thursday June 13, 2013 10:53 am

Arizona is going to be one of the few red states to actually take part in the Medicaid expansion. Thanks to the aggressive lobbying by Republican Governor Jan Brewer, the state will take advantage of the Affordable Care Act to enlarge its Medicaid program. From Washington Post:  The Arizona Senate is poised to pass an [...]

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer Backs Medicaid Expansion

By: Tuesday January 15, 2013 8:21 am

Yesterday, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer endorsed taking advantage of the Affordable Care Act to expand Medicaid to everyone up to 138% of the federal poverty level. While Brewer has been one of the most vocal opponents of “Obamacare,” in her State of the State address she acknowledged that it is the law of the land [...]

Arizona Won’t Build Its Own Health Care Exchange

By: Thursday November 29, 2012 7:09 am

In a move that should surprise no one, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer (R) officially wrote the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to inform them Arizona will not set up its own health care exchange. This means the federal government will instead need to set up an exchange in the state. According to Brewer [...]

For-Profit Prisons: Another Failed Privatization of a Government Service

By: Thursday May 19, 2011 8:28 am

A new study by the state of Arizona shows that private prisons end up costing the state more than public facilities. From the New York Times: The conviction that private prisons save money helped drive more than 30 states to turn to them for housing inmates. But Arizona shows that popular wisdom might be wrong: [...]

Just Say Now Launches Online Phone Banking for Marijuana Reform

By: Friday October 1, 2010 7:21 am

This morning, Just Say Now is proud to announce a new tool to put marijuana reform directly in the hands of activists: online phone banking to identify supporters of marijuana reform before November’s election.

There are thousands of voters in Arizona, California, Oregon, and South Dakota who we need to vote for marijuana reforms. We’re targeting calls to young voters and “surge voters” – people who turned out in 2008 but who are not yet likely to vote in the midterm elections.

Arizona Cardinals Donate $10,000 to Fight Cancer Patients and Medical Marijuana

By: Tuesday September 21, 2010 12:44 pm

In just six weeks, Arizonans will vote on Prop 203: an initiative that will bring medical marijuana to Arizona. But not if the Arizona Cardinals have anything to do with it. The NFL football team donated $10,000 of the team’s money last week to opponents of Prop 203 and medical marijuana in Arizona. We need to fight back the Cardinals’ attacks on cancer patients. Click here to sign Just Say Now’s petition condemning the Cardinals for standing between Arizona patients and their doctors.

More Hints From Obama That Immigration Reform Will Not Happen This Year

By: Thursday May 6, 2010 1:15 pm

It is becoming more and more clear that President Obama and congressional Democrats don’t intend to get to immigration reform this year–despite the fact that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid recently released an outline of a significantly right-leaning immigration proposal. Speaking at a Cinco de Mayo event in the White House Rose Garden, the president [...]

The “NO’s” Have It: Same Sex Marriage Roundup

By: Thursday September 25, 2008 2:45 am

California has a huge push going to say No on Prop 8, the referendum to ban same-sex marriage. This week  the first No on 8 commercial began airing on television statewide in addition to some big money donations coming in from the entertainment industry: *Brad Pitt and the Steven Spielberg/Kate Capshaw household have each given [...]

All the Pretty Houses (Part II): Lifestyles of the Rich & Befuddled

By: Friday August 22, 2008 12:45 pm

Behold the grand foyer of John and Cindy McCain former home. This Phoenix mansion is 14,000 square feet, with 9 bedrooms, and 8 baths. Amenities include 2 guest houses, his and hers dressing cabanas, a spa, 3 ramadas (2 w/full bar set-up), a pavillion, a large lap pool, and a detached 7-car garage. It was a simpler life, unburdened by the real estate confusion that besets the senator today.

John McCain Voted With George W. Bush 100% Of The Time In 2008

By: Tuesday May 27, 2008 12:53 pm

2007, however, was a particularly “mavericky”" year, as he only supported President Bush 19 out of every 20 times (95%). Therefore, if you subract 5% of 82 (or the % who think things are headed in the wrong direction), McCain was only taking us in the wrong direction about 78% of the time in 2007.Just FYI.