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Capitol Quotes 9/18 (access required)

"Give me a break. You've been around long enough to know that people, sometimes after six months that they're on the Ninth Floor, they're on their way." - Gov. Jan Brewer, dismissing the notion the recent departures of deputy chiefs of staff Tom Manos and Brian McNeil are signs that her administration is in trouble.

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Capitol Quotes 9/11

“Probably. We had a lot of dialogue. We had a lot of input. We learned a lot of people’s priorities. It certainly gave us a hand. It certainly gave me the opportunity to do what I’ve done today in order ...

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Senate committee approves Burke for US attorney post

The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee has approved Dennis Burke as the next U.S. attorney for Arizona. Burke, who served as chief of staff for former Gov. Janet Napolitano, was one of four U.S. attorney nominees to be approved by the committee on Sept. 10, according to media reports. His nomination still must be approved by the full Senate before he takes his post.

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Capitol Quotes 9/3 (access required)

“The governor can’t claim the mantle of strong leadership, that’s for sure.” – Rep. Sam Crump, a Republican from Anthem, speaking Sept. 3 about Gov. Jan Brewer’s inability to get her sales tax special election approved by lawmakers. “Two of ...

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Capitol Quotes 8/28 (access required)

“I think everyone knows she is adamant about getting her referral.” – Senate President Bob Burns, explaining the decision to adjourn the special session and begin bipartisan talks to work out a deal that would allow Gov. Jan Brewer’s sales ...

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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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