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Capitol Quotes: July 15, 2011

“If it results in more partisanship I think that’s a price worth paying.” — Goldwater Institute attorney Nick Dranias, on a proposal to consolidate municipal elections with the state’s regular elections in November of even-numbered years.

“I think I found an actual crime that I can get them on. And that’s what started this ultimate showdown that’s going on right now.” — Quartzsite Mayor Ed Foster, on his ongoing dispute with the town’s Common Council.

“It screwed up my rating with the Sierra Club. I only got a D instead of an F, like all the other Republicans.” — Rep. Nancy McLain, on her vote against SB1322, which would have required Phoenix and Tucson to open some services to privatization.

“It’s becoming a little kangaroo-like in here.” — Corporation Commissioner Paul Newman on Commission Chairman Gary Pierce putting time limits on testimony over the proposed Mohave Electric waste-to-energy plant.

“This was a complete 180 from Maricopa County, which suggested that if people were allowed to bake cookies in the home and sell them, there would be death in the street.” — Rep. John Kavanagh, R-Fountain Hills, on his bill to exempt homemade baked goods from some food regulations.

‘It’s like we’re under siege.’ — Quartzsite Vice Mayor Barbara Cowell.

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