Monkey See - Monkey DooDoo - AZ Legislature GOP Fail
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Arizona lawmakers on the losing side of the Medicaid expansion vote have no legal authority to stop the new law that broadens eligibility for low-income residents, attorneys for Gov. Jan Brewer argued in a court filing Wednesday.
Brewer’s attorneys asked Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Katherine Cooper to dismiss the lawsuit, filed last month by the conservative Goldwater Institute, saying the court should not get involved in a legislative dispute.
The Republican lawmakers “are a disgruntled faction within the Legislature that was outvoted by a bipartisan coalition,” wrote Douglas Northrup, an attorney with Fennemore Craig. “Legislators’ alleged injury is a loss of legislative and political power.”
In short, when Governor Cactus Barbie expanded Medicaid in a rare moment of sanity to help ease the financial burden that is coming down the road with ACA in regards to using the available money to offset costs, she did so in a bipartisan effort to get the measure passed thru the house.
Now that the end is nigh, a few GOP hardcases want to rewrite history claiming that the Governor’s rare ability to govern deprives them of their rights as legislators to always have a Burger King government where they get it “their way” all the time, never mind that Deomocracy thang.
h/t to Kay over at Balloon Juice for posting this over there