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Jan Brewer

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. ... More »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 attended Glendale Community College where she received a radiological technologist certificate, but never earned a degree. 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... [ Wikipedia ]

Thousands of Ignored Abuse Allegations Plague Arizona Welfare Agency

Gov. Jan Brewer after a news conference last week about uninvestigated cases within Arizona’s Child Protective Services agency. She asked a team of legislators, prosecutors, child welfare advocates and state officials to identify poor practices within the agency. PHOENIX — A longtime ...

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Jan Brewer Weighs In On 'White Santa' Controversy, Says St. Nick Is 'Every Color'

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) weighed in on the hotly contested issue of Santa Claus' skin color on Tuesday. "I've never given him any thought. " Brewer said. "I would imagine that he's probably white, yellow, black -- every color. Santa Claus is Santa Claus to everyone, red, white...

Jan Brewer Reacts To President's Immigration Speech

Capitol Media Services | Posted: 10/25/2013 9:11 am EDT | Updated: 10/25/2013 9:12 am EDT US President Barack Obama chats with Arizona Governor Jan Brewer (L) upon arrival at Phoenix International Airport on August 6, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona. Obama is in Phoenix to speak on home ...

Pearl Harbor ceremonies marks bombing anniversary

Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie and Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer were among those attending. Brewer said it was an honor to be there among the survivors. "Pearl Harbor was such a horrific tragedy in the U.S., but it makes me proud to know that the men here are the fabric of what America ...

Arizona Official Promises Probe of Abuse Cases

A plan to respond to 6,000 child abuse reports that Arizona failed to investigate in recent years was expected to be released Monday as Gov. Jan Brewer continues to support the official in charge of the agency that let the cases languish. Department of Economic Director Clarence Carter ...

6,000 cases of suspected child abuse or neglect reported in Arizona went ignored: officials

“There must be accountability in this matter, and I will insist on further reforms to make sure that it cannot happen again,” Gov. Jan Brewer said. RELATED: MAN ARRESTED FOR GROPING GIRLS, INJURING COP The practice of misclassifying the cases and essentially closing them started in 2009...

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Arizona governor doesn't consider 'Redskins' politically incorrect

(USATSI) Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer said Wednesday that she never considered the term "Redskins" politically incorrect, despite the ongoing controversy with the NFL's Washington Redskins. "I guess you can look at it both sides," she said, according to the Arizona Daily Star. "I always ...

State pro-business organizations are publicly funded, but privately controlled

[Accountability investigations in your inbox: Sign up for The Center for Public Integrity's Watchdog email ] The Arizona Commerce Authority is one of Gov. Jan Brewer’s signature achievements, but its public face has been Jerry Colangelo, the former owner of the Phoenix Suns and Arizona ...

Arizona governor visits Mormon Gilbert temple open house

Elder William R. Walker and Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer pose for a photo during a tour of the Gilbert Arizona Temple on Jan. 16. Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer visited the LDS Church's new temple in Gilbert last week. GILBERT, Ariz. — Arizona's Gov. Jan Brewer described The Church of ...

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer creates panel, orders child welfare inquiry

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer on Monday created a special panel of current and former legislators and outsiders to take a closer look at Child Protective Services. According to Capital Media Services and the East Valley Tribune, the governor went so far to say CPS has been “hiding or not ...

Brewer creates separate child-abuse investigative team

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is holding a press conference this morning on the 6,000 uninvestigated child-abuse cases. In a yearlong series of stories, The Republic, azcentral.com and 12 News examine the welfare of Arizona's children, highlighting the state's many families in crisis. By Mary ...

Arizona governor's Medicaid plan heads to court

PHOENIX (AP) — Six months after she pushed an expansion of the state's Medicaid health insurance plan through Arizona's Legislature, Gov. Jan Brewer's effort to extend coverage to 300,000 additional residents faces a crucial test Friday. Lawyers for the conservative Republican governor ...

Ariz. Gov. Brewer orders new child welfare inquiry

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, left, announces her efforts during a news conference to create an independent team to clear more than 6,000 child abuse and neglect reports that were ignored, and to oversee the operations of Child Protective Services agency, as Department of Economic Security ...

Brewer in spotlight after child abuse failures

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is being bruised by revelations that her administration ignored thousands of child abuse and neglect reports. So far she is rejecting calls for her to replace her hand-picked leader of the state's social services agency. But critics of the ...

27,000 May Die Next Year Because Republican Governors, Lawmakers Refuse To Expand Medicaid

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, who famously wagged her finger at President Obama, traveled across her state campaigning for expansion. "As an elected official of more than 30 years, I know that this process was not easy or without political risk," Brewer said in a remarkable statement ...

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Judge mulls suit over Arizona gov's Medicaid plan

PHOENIX (AP) — Six months after Gov. Jan Brewer pushed an expansion of Arizona's Medicaid health insurance program through the Legislature, a lawyer for the Republican governor asked a judge Friday to block an effort by GOP lawmakers to block the law. Attorney Douglas Northup told ...

Memo to Gov. Brewer set off latest CPS crisis

The Nov. 12 memo from Gregory McKay to Gov. Jan Brewer concluded that the implication is "clearly one of failed child safety and protection multiplied by 5,000. " The memo got the attention McKay intended: Department of Economic Security Director revealed the problems the next week and ...

5 CPS supervisors are put on leave

By Mary Jo Pitzl and Yvonne Wingett Sanchez The Republic | azcentral.com Mon Dec 2, 2013 11:23 PM Five higher-level staffers at the state’s child-welfare agency were put on administrative leave Monday, hours after Gov. Jan Brewer named an independent team to oversee an investigation into ...

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer will use state money to keep Grand Canyon open through Oct. 27

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer will use state money to keep Grand Canyon open through Oct. 27 PHOENIX — Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer on Wednesday committed state money to keep Grand Canyon National Park open through Oct. 27 if the federal government remains shut down, an extension that gives ...

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer appoints team to conduct outside review of ignored child abuse reports

PHOENIX — Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has announced a second outside review of the state's child welfare agency to ensure that thousands of child abuse and neglect reports that were closed without being investigated are properly handled. Brewer announced Monday that she appointed the ...

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