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Capitol Quotes: February 8, 2013

“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.

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