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Capitol Quotes: January 24, 2014

“And it’s a good thing we did. Otherwise we might be short on things to eat.” — Sen. David Farnsworth, R-Mesa, defending his backyard chicken bill by noting that when he was growing up in Mesa, his family not only had chickens but also rabbits and goats.

“Why would it? They need my signature.” — Gov. Jan Brewer, saying she doesn’t expect her relationship with the Legislature to change if this is her last year in office.  

“We got (HB2305) on the ballot, and they say, ‘Well, we’ll just repeal it and maybe we’ll take out the part that the Libertarians don’t like.’ And that’s just so cynical and arrogant… If they repeal it and (later) enact provisions of it, that is truly a new low for the Arizona Legislature.” — Sierra Club lobbyist Sandy Bahr on efforts to repeal last year’s election reform bill.

“I’m disappointed because he’s my friend, and he never even called to tell me (he’s running).” — Senate Majority Leader John McComish, R-Phoenix, on being challenged in a primary by former state Republican Party chairman Tom Morrissey.

“We don’t have $300 million right now.  It creates unbelievable problems.” — Rep. John Kavanagh, R-Fountain Hills, reacting to Arizona schools’ request that a judge restore at least $330 million in state aid.

“I don’t know if I would say she’s pedal to the metal, but she’s going 80 in a 65 zone.” — Senate President Andy Biggs, R-Gilbert, on Gov. Jan Brewer’s new spending plan.

 

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