“I don’t believe that’s going to happen. I think that it’s pretty much carved in stone, the direction of where Obama health care is going. And I believe they need to get us a budget or a continuing resolution, and we need to get America, the United States back on track.” — Gov. Jan Brewer, saying she doesn’t believe that congressional Republicans can achieve a delay in Obamacare’s individual mandate and that a delay isn’t worth causing a federal shutdown.
“We’re all out here serving our country, whether it’s overseas or on the border.” — Shawn Moran, vice president of the union representing border patrol agents, calling the possibility of working for weeks without pay during the government shutdown a “slap in the face.’’
“It should increase the ability of the job creators to participate in our election system.” — Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry CEO Glenn Hamer, on the impact that the state’s new campaign finance laws will have on the business community.
“In the short-term, not a lot happens. Certainly there’s some programs that get hit.” — John Arnold, director of Gov. Jan Brewer’s budget office, on the impact of the federal shutdown on state government.
“Employers are not going to be considered violating the employer sanction law while E-verify is down.’’ — Stephanie Grisham, public information officer at the Attorney General’s Office, giving businesses one less reason to worry about the shutdown.
“Highways don’t kill people, driver error kills people. Motorists need to slow down and pay attention. We’ve never investigated a highway killing a person in a vehicle.” — Bart Graves, media relations manager for the Arizona Department of Public Safety, on safety issues facing Highway 93 in Arizona.