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Capitol Quotes: May 21, 2010

“What it does is allow a ‘fat lady’ to start warming up her chords on the Ninth Floor.” — Political consultant Jason Rose on the impact the Prop. 100 win will have on Brewer’s campaign.

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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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Voters overwhelmingly approve Prop. 100

Arizonans will pay an extra penny per dollar in sales tax for the next three years after voters overwhelmingly approved Proposition 100, infusing the state with much-needed cash and giving Gov. Jan Brewer a victory she's spent 14 months fighting for.

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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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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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