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Capitol Quotes: April 30, 2010

“We’re doing what we’ve been doing. Nothing’s really going to change.” — Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, on how S1070 will affect his anti-illegal immigration efforst.

“They clearly had a difference of opinion, which is not unusual between a majority and a minority stockholder on the value of the stock.” — Camilla Strongin, campaign manager for gubernatorial candidate Buz Mills, commenting on a legal dispute in which a judge ruled in 2001 that Mills had defrauded his business partner.

“What would you think if a state started arresting people and convicting them of a state crime of evading federal income tax?” — ASU law professor Paul Bender, on arguments that S1070 violates the supremacy clause in the U.S. Constitution and usurps federal authority over immigration law.

“I said I don’t think I can get my members on board with all that stuff in there.” — Senate President Bob Burns, commenting on his meeting with House Speaker Kirk Adams over H2250, the so-called “jobs bill.”

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