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Capitol Quotes: June 4, 2010

“When we got in the race it was us, Brewer and Dean Martin. Nobody had ever heard of Buz Mills back in October.” — John Munger, saying Clean Elections was the reason he dropped out of the governor’s race.

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Up Close with Fife Symington (access required)

Fife Symington has a lot of personas — businessman, governor, master chef and UFO enthusiast, to name just a few. More than a decade after leaving office, the former governor, who presided over the halcyon days of Arizona’s growth explosion ...

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Capitol Quotes: June 4, 2010

“When we got in the race it was us, Brewer and Dean Martin. Nobody had ever heard of Buz Mills back in October.” — John Munger, saying Clean Elections was the reason he dropped out of the governor’s race.

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No warnings for seatbelt violations

The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety announced the beginning of its “Buckle Up Arizona… No Excuses” campaign on May 20 as a part of the national “Click It or Ticket” campaign cracking down on drivers not wearing seatbelts.

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Baseball in the Old Pueblo, c. 1908 (access required)

These are the members of Drachman’s Elysian Grove baseball team in Tucson. Standing left to right are Frank “Pancho” Navarro, Emanuel “Manny” Drachman (team captain and catcher), Herb Drachman, William Armstrong and Julian Montano. In the foreground are Julian Vargas, ...

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Capitol Quotes: May 28,2010

“Unfortunately, in my naiveté, I put my signature on those forms.” — Robert Green, a candidate for the District 7 Senate seat who was decertified by the Citizens Clean Elections Commission for dozens of bad $5 qualifying forms. Green said the forms were collected by a volunteer.

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Session Wrap 2010 (access required)

Unlike year’s past, lawmakers in 2010 wrapped up their work in late April, the earliest ending time in a decade. This year’s annual Session Wrap looks at the successes conservative legislators had in pushing policy, especially in the realm of social policy, and slashing government spending. There are also analyses of daily attendance and voting performance, as well as a look at which lawmakers had the most success in pushing their legislation. Finally, Republican and Democratic leaders and Gov. Jan Brewer sat down for candid interviews about how the legislative session unfolded from their points of view.

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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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