“Quite frankly, when you look at the trash heap of a reputation that Mr. Horne, quote-unquote, enjoys, it really did no damage to his reputation.” – Attorney Tom Ryan, defending ads by the Arizona Public Integrity Alliance that falsely claimed that Attorney General Tom Horne is still under FBI investigation.
“There are certain tax problems in our tax code that just jump off of a spreadsheet.” – Michael Hunter, a top aide to Gov. Jan Brewer, on the governor’s plans to exempt manufacturers from sales taxes on energy usage.
“I’ve got a sister-in-law who makes wax candles in her basement. I wonder if she would be considered a manufacturer.” – Rep. David Stevens, on a plan that Gov. Jan Brewer is considering to exempt manufacturers from sales taxes on electricity usage.
“It just never interested me.” – Rep. Ruben Gallego, D-Phoenix, when asked if he’s ever smoked marijuana. Gallego is proposing legislation to legalize the recreational use of marijuana.
“I’m saying put your money where your mouth is. Let’s stand up and do something about it or let’s quit and quit complaining.” – Sen. Chester Crandell, a Heber Republican, on redesigning Arizona’s school finance system.