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Capitol Quotes: June 10, 2011

“Nothing will persuade me to adopt a failed Keynesian Obama stimulus that is dragging the economy down.” — Rep. John Kavanagh, R-Fountain Hills, on the unemployment insurance extension.

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UpClose with David Schapira: Found some success at blocking legislation with ‘watchdog’ approach

The Senate minority announced an audacious goal this year — to put the spotlight on Republicans and their legislation. That task fell to a young father to articulate his party’s positions in a year when Republicans, who are control both chambers, don’t even need a single Democratic vote to pass emergency legislation.

The immediate challenge for Senate Minority Leader David Schapira, a Tempe Democrat, and his caucus was to avoid being relegated to irrelevance.

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Schapira chooses McNulty to fill fourth IRC seat (access required)

Senate Minority Leader David Schapira has selected Linda McNulty to serve on the Independent Redistricting Commission, making the Pima County Democrat the fourth and final legislative appointment to the body charged with redrawing the state’s legislative and congressional districts.

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Mourning replaces policy in State of the State

Riding high from her victory in the election, Gov. Jan Brewer was expected to lay out an ambitious policy agenda to start her first full term as governor. But in the wake of the tragic shooting in Tucson, Brewer deferred on her annual address to call for prayer and mourning for the victims of the mass shooting that targeted U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.

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Bill to restore transplant coverage filed (access required)

The first very first bill filed for next legislative session seeks to restore transplant coverage that was restricted, a decision that highlighted the severity of the state's budget crisis but also put Arizona once again on the national spotlight.

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