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Capitol Quotes 10/23 (access required)

"Apparently, myself and Senator Gorman are... kind of like the anti-tax Jedi knights. We are the last Jedi banished to the hinterlands, so asking what our opinion on what leadership is going to do is probably the wrong place to ask." - Sen. Ron Gould, a Republican from Lake Havasu City, when asked his thoughts of what will happen during a special session this fall.

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Capitol Quotes 10/16 (access required)

"I still think there's a federal law out there that gives me the authority to do this. I might not have the right one, but there is one out there." - Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, commenting on his authority to arrest illegal immigrants now that the federal government has changed the 287(g) agreement. He also was referring to the text of what he believed was a federal law that doesn't exist in U.S. Code.

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Horizon Journalists Roundtable 10/9

Arizona Capitol Times Managing Editor Matt Bunk, Casey Newton of The Arizona Republic and Mary K. Reinhart of the Arizona Guardian discuss how the state's dire budget situation is effecting businesses and agencies, including childcare centers, the Arizona Department of Transportation, the Corporation Commission and more.

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Capitol Quotes 10/9 (access required)

"You get more radiation from the banana you ate in the morning than you get from standing beside that ore truck." - Ron Hochstein, president and chief operating officer of Denison, commenting on the danger of hauling uranium ore across tribal lands.

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Capitol Quotes 10/2 (access required)

"These are common sense regulations. Women in Arizona deserve to see a doctor, be given information about the abortion, its risks, its alternatives, and then have a period of reflection." - Cathi Herrod, president of the Center for Arizona Policy, reacting to an injunction against abortion laws her group support.

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Capitol Quotes 9/25 (access required)

"It's too much money. It's so beyond the market price. I've never heard of an amount like that at this level. It would be a waste, or just dumb." - Constantin Querard, testifying Sept. 21 in support of Rep. Doug Quelland's appeal of a Citizens Clean Elections Commission ruling earlier this year. Querard was referring to $15,000 contract Quelland signed for political consulting.

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Capitol Quotes 9/18 (access required)

"Give me a break. You've been around long enough to know that people, sometimes after six months that they're on the Ninth Floor, they're on their way." - Gov. Jan Brewer, dismissing the notion the recent departures of deputy chiefs of staff Tom Manos and Brian McNeil are signs that her administration is in trouble.

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Capitol Quotes 9/11

“Probably. We had a lot of dialogue. We had a lot of input. We learned a lot of people’s priorities. It certainly gave us a hand. It certainly gave me the opportunity to do what I’ve done today in order ...

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