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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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10 most significant bills of 2010

Not every bill signed into law in 2010 was deemed worthy of the international attention that followed S1070, but many others were significant in their own right. Through the regular session and three special sessions, lawmakers introduced more than 1,200 bills, 355 of which were signed.

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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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Court perfect at the plate in 2010 – 5 of 5 bills signed

To say the 2010 regular legislative session was different than the 2009 session would be an understatement of epic proportions. Gone was the Senate’s 2009 moratorium on hearing bills until after the budget work was completed. Gone, too, was the combative relationship between legislative leaders and Gov. Jan Brewer.

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