University of Tulsa law professor Marguerite Chapman, on new end-of-life care legislation in Oklahoma that says patients who are disabled, elderly or terminally ill cannot be denied life-preserving treatments if they or their health proxies want it.
American Beverage Institute Managing Director Sarah Longwell, on why the organization opposes the National Transportation Safety Board's new recommendation to lower the legal limit for drunk driving .08 to 0.05 percent.
Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer | Pennsylvania |
May 15, 2013
Executive Director Terry Mutchler of the Pennsylvania Office of Open Records, telling a Senate committee that charter schools in the state routinely ignore public records requests despite receiving $1 billion in public funds each year.
Source: The Minneapolis Star-Tribune |
May 14, 2013
Minnesota state representative Michael Paymar, explaining how shelving his controversial gun-control bill may have made it easier for rural area Democrats in the legislature to vote for a bill legalizing same-sex marriage. Yesterday the senate passed same-sex marriage and Gov. Mark Dayton is expected to sign the bill into law today.
Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini, talking about the future of the health-care industry in America. His company is testing new health-care models in China because there are fewer economic and political barriers to reform efforts.
Anne Ambrose, director of public safety and community relations for Palmdale, Calif., talking about the importance of government engaging citizens in new ways. Read more about how Generation X is helping to make that happen.
U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who's proposed a bill that would provide relief to college students by allowing them to borrow at interest rates equivalent to those the Federal Reserve offers to big banks.
Source: The New York Observer | Nation |
May 8, 2013
New York Sen. Chuck Schumer, explaining why he proposed the Undetectable Firearms Modernization Act, which would ban 3-D printed guns. Last week, the first fully functional handgun was created using 3-D printing.
Texas state Rep. Allen Fletcher, defending a bill he introduced in the legislature to allow colleges and universities to let concealed handgun license holders carry weapons on campuses -- something 24 states currently allow.
Chester Finn, president of the conservative Thomas B. Fordham Institute and a former assistant education secretary, who's among those pushing to eliminate school boards, which have become increasingly politicized.
Source: Newark Star-Ledger | New Jersey |
May 2, 2013
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, calling out property owners who are refusing to give the federal government access to their property so that a system of sand dunes can be built to minimize future flooding.
Source: myfoxdc.com | District of Columbia |
April 29, 2013
U.S. Rep. John Mica of Florida, who compared giving budget autonomy to District of Columbia residents to giving budget autonomy to children. D.C. voters overwhelmingly approved a measure last week to get budget autonomy from Congress.