November 20, 2008

EXCEPT THAT THE RED PARTY NEEDS TO GET GREENER AND BROWNER:

Jan Brewer's move to governor could shift climate, budget priorities (Mike Sunnucks, 11/20/08, Phoenix Business Journal)

Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano’s expected exit to serve as U.S. Homeland Security Secretary under Barack Obama will leave Arizona Secretary of State Jan Brewer as governor and put Republicans in control of the Legislature and governor’s office.

That could result in the state pulling back from Napolitano-backed efforts on climate change, emissions caps, increased health insurance and education spending. It also could push the state forward on immigration controls and penalties for businesses hiring illegal immigrants and abortion rights restrictions, according to officials familiar with Brewer and Napolitano. [...]

Napolitano vetoed anti-abortion bills coming out of the Legislature, including a partial-birth prohibition that would have piggybacked on a federal ban. Napolitano signed off on some get-tough immigration bills forwarded by the right-wing Republicans but vetoed others.

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Posted by Orrin Judd at November 20, 2008 8:44 PM
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