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The Southwestern Society of Spizzifiers (access required)

According to a writer for the Great Depression's Arizona Federal Writers Project, Arizona's prospectors and miners have been famous for stretching the truth for many years. These raconteurs have spun marvelous stories about their diggings and exaggerated the value of their strikes, often for the sole purpose of entertaining friends.

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Capitol Quotes 3/19/2010

"The Bible tells us not to charge usury when you loan money to people. Essentially these people are taking advantage of people." - Sen. Ron Gould, a Republican from Lake Havasu City, explaining why he voted against a bill that would've allowed the payday loan industry to stay in business.

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2010 Greenbook Update 3/15/10

Thank you for using Arizona Capitol Times 2010 Greenbook update application. Below is the most current update to the 2010 Greenbook Guide to the 49th Legislature, Second Regular Session. 2 HOUSE PHONES – MEMBERS ARIZONA STATE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 1700 ...

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Capitol Quotes 3/12/2010 (access required)

"All they are really doing is securing traditional family values. These are the traditional values that were upheld for 6,000 years and when homosexual activists essentially decided they were going to use the courts to try to normalize their relationships in statute, then social conservatives began putting traditional family values in statute also." - Sen. Ron Gould, a Lake Havasu City Republican, explaining the political goals of faith-based groups.

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Arizona’s Cash Crisis special report

Arizona Capitol Times veteran reporter Jim Small talks about the state's serious budget issues and what to expect in the next few weeks from the Legislature in part 1 of Channel 5's special report "Arizona's Cash Crisis."

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Capitol Quotes 3/5/10

"I get out-voted in the House and family reunions all the same." - Rep. Matt Heinz, a Tucson Democrat, speaking on the House floor March 2 and introducing some of his family members who are Republican.

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Antenori chosen to replace Paton

The Pima County Board of Supervisors has filled one open seat in the Legislature only to create another one. Supervisors appointed Frank Antenori on March 2 to replace Jonathan Paton, who resigned his Senate seat last month to seek election ...

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Antenori, Graf, Vogt selected to replace Paton

Republican precinct committeemen from Legislative District 30 have picked a House member, a former lawmaker and the district chairman as possible replacements for Jonathan Paton, who resigned his Senate seat last month to run for Congress.

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Capitol Quotes 2/26/10

"I support this bill because I'm pleased to see Rep. (Andy) Biggs finally regulating something." - House Speaker Kirk Adams, a Republican from Mesa, speaking on the House floor Feb. 23 in support of H2246, which would allow the regulation and sale of some fireworks to the general public in Arizona. Right now, selling fireworks is banned statewide. The bill was approved 40-17 and has been sent to the Senate.

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Capitol Quotes 2/19/10 (access required)

"I'm not a native of Chicago, and I don't live Mesa. I'm an advocate for economic development in the state and in the Valley. Our economy would suffer without them." - House Majority Leader John McComish, explaining why he sponsored a bill that would put additional fees on rental cars and spring training baseball tickets to pay for a new stadium in Mesa for the Chicago Cubs.

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