Notable and quotable

“About the raise legislators voted themselves last session – I have turned my part of that money back in to the state treasurer. When the state and people of Alabama are in the economic condition they’re in right now, I will not take a raise in pay.

“If times are bad enough to have to do proration, then legislators ought to take a prorated cut in their salary just like everyone else. That’s my position, and that’s what I’ve done.”

Elwyn Thomas, state Representative

House district 34