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Capitol Quotes: Feb. 25, 2010

“Veto-proof majorities is a nice theory.” — House Speaker Kirk Adams, on the chances of overriding a Brewer veto on a bill to grant the Legislature authority over federal funds that are currently controlled by the Governor’s Office.

“The question becomes: How many of our rights and freedoms are we willing to set aside in the name of illegal immigration enforcement?” — Sen. Rich Crandall, R-Mesa, who opposes a slew of bills being pushed by Senate President Russell Pearce, author of last year’s SB1070.

“They might buy us our plane ticket out of the state.” — Rep. Steve Farley, D-Tucson, discussing how the Republicans would react if the Democrats in the House ever decided to leave the state to avoid a vote, as the Democratic senators in Wisconsin did over an anti-union bill.

“She asked if I was content to be a one-term senator.” — Sen. Steve Yarbrough, on his wife’s response when he told her he wanted to reform the pension system for public safety employees.

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