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Capitol Quotes 5/29

“I want you to know that the events that led to Kerry’s death are very rare, and that she would not want you to worry. Hug your family and cherish the miracle of life, but don’t worry.” — State Treasurer Dean Martin, speaking about his wife’s death due to complications from childbirth, and the death of their newborn son, Austin, less than three days later.

“I rise neutral to the bill. Can you rise neutral to a bill?” — Rep. Rich Crandall, a Mesa Republican, speaking during floor debate May 28 on a bill that would limit property taxes for education.

“I was not sure what I would do on this bill until I heard Mr. Crandall’s forceful neutrality.” — Rep. Andy Biggs, a Gilbert Republican, responding to Crandall.

“Let’s give her a budget and see if she’ll sign it.” — Sen. Russell Pearce, a Mesa Republican, commenting on sending a budget packet to Gov. Jan Brewer.

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