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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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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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