Capitol Quotes: February 8, 2013
Published: February 8, 2013 at 8:01 am
“Ultimately, I’m concluding now that the gas tax is declining and dying and it’s never coming back.” — Sen. Steve Farley of Tucson, saying raising the gas tax isn’t the solution for Arizona’s transportation problems.
“Who’s going to want to put that on their social networking profile page?” — Attorney Hanni Fakhouri of the Electronic Frontiers Foundation, saying a bill to require registered sex offenders to divulge their crimes on their “About Me’’ profile would have a chilling effect on free speech.
“We like to be just left alone and ride our motorcycles.” — Paul “Sky Pilot” Price, a lobbyist with the Modified Motorcycle Association who supports a bill that would prohibit police from profiling motorcyclists.
“You’re asking me to teach officers something that is simply not true.” — Lyle Mann, executive director of AZPOST, saying the motorcyclist profiling bill doesn’t make sense.
“It’s very clearly a gray area.” — Rep. Martin Quezada, D-Phoenix, on whether lawmakers meeting in a hallway outside a hearing room constituted a violation of the state’s open meetings law.
“Pledges are a gimmick. Your actions speak louder than any pledge.” — Republican consultant Bert Coleman, saying he advises all his lawmaking clients not to sign any pledge such as never to increase taxes.