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Column: As Senate debated gas tax, reason flew out the window

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The state Senate passed its version of the gas-tax hike late Wednesday night, after two days of debate. This version of the bill raises the tax by 12 cents a gallon gradually over six years. The House version was a 10-cent hike.
Whenever large groups of politicians talk for long periods of time, you hear some real gems. Here are a few of this week’s Capitol highlights.
◆ House Speaker Jay Lucas: “A responsible plan does not raid the general fund to pay for roads.”


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