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“I’m not going to get rolled again this year like every single year in the past.” — Sen. Ron Gould, a Republican from Lake Havasu, complaining about “liberal” House Republicans whom he said want to push more spending and a tax increase.

“I want to implore my colleagues to stop bullying Senator Gould.” — Sen. Paula Aboud, a Democrat from Tucson, responding in jest to Gould’s complaint.

“It might be the only money that goes back to the Navajo Nation by statute, but occasionally we do try to buy off a legislator from District 2 in the budget.” – Sen. Jack Harper, a Republican from Surprise, commenting April 28 on a compact with Diné College, which was being reviewed by the Joint Legislative Budget Committee.

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