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Brewer wants tax reform, school safety passed

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By BOB CHRISTIE
Associated Press

PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer says she will push her own school safety package in her budget proposal and also plans to champion a tax reform proposal that will simplify what she calls the most complicated tax code in the nation.

Brewer praised Democrats for proposing a school safety proposal but says it's way too expensive.

In an interview with The Associated Press Thursday the Republican governor also said she hasn't decided if she will expand the state's Medicaid program to cover about 300,000 additional low-income Arizonans. Brewer has until mid-February to decide on the expansion allowed under President Barack Obama's health care reform law.

But Brewer did say she agreed with many of the thoughts Republican New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez expressed when she opted Wednesday to expand Medicaid.

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