“I get out-voted in the House and family reunions all the same.” - Rep. Matt Heinz, a Tucson Democrat, speaking on the House floor March 2 and introducing some of his family members who are Republican.
“I know there are people who are pro-abortion here, but I don’t think you ought to be going around killing 12-year-old kids.” - Rep. Ray Barnes, a Republican from Phoenix, defending a bill that would allow a handful of abandoned mines to be filled in with scrap tires, during a March 3 floor vote. In recent years, several children have died falling into the unmarked mines. The bill, H2290, passed 34-26.
“The public doesn’t view all taxes in the same way. They tend to support taxes that are going to be paid by somebody else.” - John Rivers, president of the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association, on his group’s efforts to find a new revenue source for AHCCCS.