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Pierce defends Mills

Sen. Steve Pierce defended Buz Mills over recently publicized news that a Florida judge ruled that Mills defrauded a business partner during the 1997 sale of his telecom company, OPM-USA, Inc. "I think everyone who's ever been in business has been in conflict with someone," said Pierce, who is backing Mills' run for governor.

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Chuck Gray takes old post as Judiciary chairman

Senate President Bob Burns has picked a new chairman of the Judiciary Committee. Burns on March 3 appointed Senate Majority Leader Chuck Gray to head the committee. Gray chaired the committee prior to his selection as majority leader about two years ago.

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Lawmakers’ first duty: Show up and vote (access required)

Here’s the simple mathematics of representative government: Arizona taxpayers pay for lawmakers to show up and vote on every bill in the Legislature. Now here’s the flaw in that equation: Lawmakers get paid whether they show up or not. Unfortunately, many Arizona residents were underrepresented at the Capitol during last year’s regular legislative session.

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Capitol Quotes 12/18 (access required)

"Ron Gould has the right ideas. He thinks right. He has the right mindset, but he won't negotiate." - Senate Majority Whip Steve Pierce, in defense of Senate President Bob Burns' decision to abolish Senator Gould's Retirement and Rural Development Committee.

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