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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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Capitol Quotes 7/17 (access required)

“We proved our point.” – Arizona Farm Bureau lobbyist Joe Sigg, referring to a judge’s decision that legislative fund sweeps of agricultural accounts were illegal. “We’re not throwing in the towel.” – Bashas’ CEO Mike Proulx, speaking of Bashas’ plans ...

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Capitol Quotes 7/10 (access required)

“It’s a matter of teamwork. I just felt like we could maybe improve our teamwork through the leadership here.” – Senate President Bob Burns, on his decision to replace a member of his leadership team and change the makeup of ...

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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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Capitol Quotes 6/26 (access required)

“Do you intend to go through these whole COW columns, or are we at least going to have a potty break?” – Sen. Carolyn Allen, asking a pertinent question on the Senate floor during an extended committee of the whole ...

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State Contracts 6/19

Formal Solicitations: An invitation for bids (IFB) is a formal competitive procedure used by the state when a contract’s value is anticipated to exceed $50,000. Often called a “formal bid” or a “competitive sealed bid,” an IFB is the preferred ...

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