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Goddard Asks Governor to Join Effort to Remove 'Nebraska Compromise' from Federal Health Bill

(Phoenix, Ariz. -- Jan. 8, 2010) Attorney General Terry Goddard today asked Gov. Jan Brewer to join him in a letter to Arizona's Congressional delegation, urging them to strip the so-called "Nebraska Compromise" from the federal health care bill. That provision would benefit Nebraska at the expense of Arizona and every other state.

In his request to the governor, Goddard stated that he agreed with a suggestion she made in a Dec. 31 letter to him that they work together on this issue. Along with his letter to Brewer, Goddard included a proposed letter to the State's U.S. Senators and Representatives, expressing strong opposition to the "sweetheart deal" for Nebraska and denouncing it as "poor public policy and not in the best interest of Arizona or the nation."

Copies of Goddard's letter to Brewer and the proposed letter to Arizona's Congressional delegation are attached.

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