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Arizona Gov. Ducey To Meet With President Trump To Discuss Top Priorities

Published: Monday, February 27, 2017 - 11:18am

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is in Washington D.C. where he and other state executives are discussing their priorities with President Trump.

Following dinner at the White House Sunday night, Ducey insisted the Trump Administration’s rocky start is not indicative of what’s to come.

 “Every administration has a chaotic first few steps," Ducey said. "It’s coming together. Now it’s about leading and governing.”

The governor met with Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly over the weekend to discuss immigration and border issues. Ducey meets with the President Monday to detail his to-do list of priorities for Arizona.

“We want to see the replacement of Obamacare," Ducey said. "We want to see tax reform. We want to see dollars and programs come to the state. We want to see our economy grow, we want to see jobs being created. That’s how we want to measure this administration.”

His top priority is Medicaid expansion in Arizona. If the Affordable Care Act is repealed, Ducey said he doesn’t want anyone to have the “rug pulled out from underneath them.”

About 400,000 Arizonans are insured through the expansion of the state's Medicaid program.