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Capitol Quotes: May 28,2010

“Unfortunately, in my naiveté, I put my signature on those forms.” — Robert Green, a candidate for the District 7 Senate seat who was decertified by the Citizens Clean Elections Commission for dozens of bad $5 qualifying forms. Green said the forms were collected by a volunteer.

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Session Wrap 2010 (access required)

Unlike year’s past, lawmakers in 2010 wrapped up their work in late April, the earliest ending time in a decade. This year’s annual Session Wrap looks at the successes conservative legislators had in pushing policy, especially in the realm of social policy, and slashing government spending. There are also analyses of daily attendance and voting performance, as well as a look at which lawmakers had the most success in pushing their legislation. Finally, Republican and Democratic leaders and Gov. Jan Brewer sat down for candid interviews about how the legislative session unfolded from their points of view.

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2010 quotes of the year

“There are many cues that go into voting, and the relative weighing of those cues gets played out in such a way that a legislator may actually vote for something that they personally opposed.” - Professor Fred Solop, director of ...

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Capitol Quotes: May 14, 2010

“It’s time for you to end his fairy tales.” — Citizens Clean Elections Commission attorney Jose Rivera, telling Judge Crane McClennen to reject an appeal by Rep. Doug Quelland in a May 10 hearing. Quelland, a Phoenix Republican, has been ordered from office by the Clean Elections Commission for illegally hiring a campaign consultant.

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Capitol Quotes: May 7, 2010

“Right now, we are standing in the cross-hairs of history in this state, and as sheriff of the most populous county in Arizona, there is much work yet to do.” — Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, commenting in a media statement about why de decided against running for governor.

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Capitol Quotes: April 30, 2010

"What would you think if a state started arresting people and convicting them of a state crime of evading federal income tax?" — ASU law professor Paul Bender, on arguments that S1070 violates the supremacy clause in the U.S. Constitution and usurps federal authority over immigration law.

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