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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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Capitol Quotes: April 23, 2010

“If he doesn’t have the courage to vote his conscience, that’s Konopnicki’s problem, not mine.” — Sen. Russell Pearce, on Rep. Bill Konopnicki’s comments that he had problems with S1070, but felt obligated to vote for it nonetheless.

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83 bills signed so far, three vetoed

Gov. Jan Brewer on April 16 signed 25 bills, including legislation allowing most Arizonans to carry concealed weapons without permits, and a bill creating a one-year pilot program for the Department of Public Safety to use motion-detecting seismic sensors in rural areas where illegal immigration and cross-border drug trafficking are prevalent.

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Managing Editor Matt Bunk explains a recent Clean Elections lawsuit on ABC 15 Daybreak

Matt Bunk, managing editor of the Arizona Capitol Times, discusses the Clean Elections system in Arizona on ABC 15 Daybreak and explains how a pending Ninth Circuit Court decision regarding the matching funds portion of the publicly financed elections system could provide one candidate in the GOP primary a significant advantage in the Arizona gubernatorial race.

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