by Jim Nintzel
The Associated Press notes that many citizens are contacting Brewer to urge her to veto or sign bills:
Gov. Jan Brewer is getting plenty of advice on what to do with the pile of 168 bills awaiting her signature or veto following the end of the legislative session.
Brewer’s office reports she received thousands of contacts — emails, phone calls, faxes and other correspondence — about pending legislation, with one bill alone generating more than 5,000 pro or con statements in the seven days that ended Wednesday.
That bill would let health insurers licensed outside Arizona offer policies in the state and lift Arizona coverage mandates if the outsiders’ policies don’t include that coverage.
The week-long tally provided by Brewer’s office on the health insurance bill was nearly even, with 2,753 supporting it and 2,665 opposed.
Groups on both side of that issue — and others — urged their supporters to weigh in with Brewer.
We suggest you contact Brewer's office to urge her to veto SB 1593, the aforementioned health-insurance bill. If the only way we can have insurance sold across state lines is to roll autistic kids under the bus and water down the other mandates that protect Arizonans, then we think it's a pretty bad solution to our health-care insurance problems.
While you're at it, ask Brewer to veto SB 1322, the bill that would force Phoenix and Tucson to hand over most of what they do to the private sector. Not only will you help save the city; you'l
A simple way to do it: Call Gov. Brewer at 1-(800) 253-0883. (It's toll-free!) Or visit her Web page to leave a comment. Let her know you think these bills are a bad idea and you'd be grateful if she'd reject them.