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Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer reflects on successes, challenges of 2014 Legislative session


PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer is touting her successes in the 2014 legislative session while acknowledging that not all her priorities were enacted by lawmakers.

Brewer entered her sixth and final year as Arizona's chief executive in January with a big list of priorities. They included more business tax cuts, an overhaul of the state's scandal-ridden child welfare system, a budget that funded her priorities and a major expansion of broadband Internet service at public schools.

The Republican governor was successful on all but the broadband push.

Brewer also had to deal with a contentious religious-freedom bill that many believed would allow discrimination against gays — a bill she says he has "no regrets" about vetoing.

She said in an interview Tuesday that she expects the child-welfare overhaul to be a long-lasting success.

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