Source: The Los Angeles Times | Honolulu, Hawaii |
November 5, 2012
Honolulu, Hawaii mayoral candidate Kirk Caldwell, speaking about the consequences of electing his opponent, former Hawaii Gov. Ben Cayetano, who is running solely because he is against the long-planned rail project along the city's coastline.
South Carolina Governor, Nikki Haley, seeking to further explain the massive security breach at the state's Department of Revenue that exposed as many as 3.6 million Social Security numbers and 387,000 credit and debit card numbers to a foreign hacker.
Joseph DeLorenzo, chairman of the Cranston, R.I., Board of Canvassers, referring to a person who served nearly 40 years in prison for killing a child and applied for an absentee ballot. DeLorenzo refused the convict's request and quit his job after the state Board of Elections warned he could face prosecution for doing so.
Cook County, Ill., Board President Toni Preckwinkle, who said she wouldn't be surprised if her proposal to tax bullets and guns as a way of reducing high crime rates in Chicago sparks a legal challenge. Preckwinkle is one of Governing's 2012 Public Officials of the Year.
Source: Washington Post | Maryland |
October 17, 2012
Angel Nunez, a bishop at the Bilingual Christian Church of Baltimore, who supports making some undocumented immigrants eligible for in-state tuition but opposes same-sex marriage -- both issues are on the Maryland November ballot. Immigration advocacy organizations recently formed an alliance with gay rights groups to urge passage of both.
Joshua Schank, president and CEO of the Eno Center for Transportation and former transportation adviser for then-Sen. Hillary Clinton, on how he thinks government will have changed 25 years from now. Read more public officials' predictions about what government will look like in 2037 below.