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And the 2009 Leaders of the Year winners are… (access required)

Fifteen leaders from the public and private sectors, representing business, elected and non-profit arenas will be recognized for their service and vision during the Arizona Capitol Times third annual Leaders of the Year in Public Policy Awards Luncheon on Sept. 29 at the Wyndham in downtown Phoenix.

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Gorman to serve on NCSL executive committee

Sen. Pamela Gorman has been selected to serve on the governing body of the National Conference of State Legislatures, which lobbies the federal government on behalf of the states. Gorman, who recently resigned her leadership position in the Senate majority caucus, will serve as chairwoman of the 2009-2010 NCSL standing committees.

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Capitol Quotes 8/21 (access required)

“I look at the executive branch, and at a certain point, this relentlessness is to be admired. This absolute fight to the death is to be admired. But at another point, it becomes childish, and you’ve got to bring the ...

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Verschoor to head Arizona Budget Commission (access required)

Senate President Bob Burns has appointed a Gilbert Republican to head a new commission aimed at streamlining the organization, operation and costs of state agencies. Sen. Thayer Verschoor will lead the Arizona Budget Commission for the duration of the 49th Legislature. No other members were announced.

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Capitol Quotes 8/14 (access required)

“If we can’t be successful within the party, we are going to have to go to the Democrats. They have been perfectly reasonable and trying to help us. I think we need to go to the Democrats. There’s no choice.” ...

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House Dems name members of tuition tax credit task force

House Democrats today named eight members, including three Republicans, to serve on their newly formed Task Force on Private School Tuition Tax Credits program. Billed as a bipartisan panel, Democrats announced that the task force will be chaired by Rep. David Schapira, a Democrat from Tempe, with Tom Chabin, a Democrat from Flagstaff, named vice chair.

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