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Capitol Quotes 4/16/2010

"I think they've probably exhausted everything." - Sen. Paula Aboud, a Democrat from Tucson, on the payday loan industry's multiple attempts to get legislative approval to continue operating past its June 30 sunset date.

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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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Capitol Quotes: April 9, 2010

“The bill is being pulled from the agenda in a couple of minutes. The proponents never had the votes for this.” – Sen. Jack Harper, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, on why a payday industry-supported strike-everything amendment was deleted ...

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2010 GOP main contenders for governor (access required)

As the election season heats up, we profile the four main contenders who will battle it out for the Republican nomination for governor of Arizona. Each candidate provided their position on: taxes, the state budget, education, illegal immigration and religion.

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Capitol Quotes 4/2/10

"You're going to hear a lot of things that are similar. The question is, who can you trust?" - State Treasurer Dean Martin, on the differences between himself and the other Republican gubernatorial candidates.

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Capitol Quotes 3/26/2010

"I wouldn't bet a whole lot of money on those lawsuits being successful. I think most of these arguments were settled as a result of the Civil War." - John Rivers, president of the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association, on the lawsuit being filed by 13 state attorneys general against the federal health care bill.

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