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Capitol Quotes 7/24 (access required)

“I’m out here trying to get NCSL to take a turn to the right.” – Sen. Russell Pearce, speaking July 22 from Philadelphia, where he is attending an event hosted by the National Conference of State Legislators. “Right now I ...

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Lawmakers could have avoided line-item vetoes (access required)

When Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed a large portion of the budget approved by lawmakers earlier this month, she sent the Legislature back to square one. Now Republican leaders are working with Democrats instead of the governor to craft a spending plan, and the state still faces a $2.5 billion deficit a month after the fiscal deadline.

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Mental health care: 30 years of broken promises (access required)

Magellan Health Services has adopted a slogan since taking over Maricopa County's behavioral health care system two years ago: "Getting Better All the Time." The reforms promised by the Maryland-based company in the months before taking control of the system were put on hold while the company tried to rebound from the loss of medical records, a critical audit by the court and a series of well-publicized murders committed by untreated patients.

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Capitol Quotes 7/2 (access required)

“Support was not there for the sales-tax referral. It just became brutally apparent.” – Sen. John Huppenthal, commenting after the failure of Gov. Jan Brewer’s plan to refer a 1-cent sales-tax increase to the ballot. “We are only doing this ...

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