Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer held the latest in a series of rallies at the Capitol to show she has broad support for her proposal to expand Medicaid to about 300,000 more poor Arizonans. And her effort appears to be paying off.
The Governor’s budget proposal includes the following information concerning state employee pay raises… Keep in mind, this is the Governor’s starting point in negotiations with the House and Senate leadership.
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Laws 2012, Chapter 287 (HB 2643) created a new benefit for public safety officers who become severely injured in the line of duty. For those qualifying, this benefit goes beyond Worker’s Compensation and provides an injured officer with: his/her full base salary, access to health insurance and state coverage of the officer’s retirement contribution for up to one year.
Each agency must enact a policy within the guidelines set forth in ARS 38-961.
Union reps, trainers, and human behavior experts who have been campaigning to get police fatigue recognized and addressed as a critical professional and public safety problem have been given an armory of ammunition for their battle by a comprehensive and complex new study of cops and sleeping disorders.Continue reading »