Ron Sims, a member of the Washington State University Board of Regents, who predicts that 25 years from now, K-12 education will become K-11 education. Read more public officials' predictions about what government will look like in 2037 below.
Fred Leeb, the former emergency financial manager for Pontiac, Mich., a financially distressed city that was essentially taken over by the state. Leeb proposes solving cities' economic problems by giving a few billion dollars to the country's top minds to collaborate on a monumental project -- if they agree to live and work in one of America's struggling cities.
Dr. Susan Tolle, director of the Center for Ethics in Health Care at the Oregon Health & Sciences University, on how word choice factors into the chance of success for a state-level movement focused on giving terminally ill patients more say in what medicine and medical procedures they want or don’t want.
Source: New York Times | Mississippi |
September 25, 2012
Mike Chaney -- the insurance commissioner for Republican-led Mississippi, where he's having difficulty setting up a state-based health insurance exchange -- referring to a confrontation with an opponent of the federal health-care law at a luncheon.
Source: Newark Star-Ledger | New Jersey |
September 24, 2012
New Jersey state Senate President Stephen Sweeney, upon hearing the news that the state's unemployment rate rose to its highest in three decades in August (9.9 percent). The jobless rate has been climbing since January, when Gov. Chris Christie began boasting of a "Jersey Comeback."
Source: Stateline | Pennsylvania |
September 21, 2012
Pennsylvania state Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, who sponsored the state's voter ID law. Critics argue the law would suppress turnout among poor, elderly and minority voters who are less likely to own a photo ID.
Source: GOVERNING | Washington, D.C. |
September 20, 2012
Robert G. Flanders, Jr., the state receiver for Central Falls, R.I., which declared bankruptcy last year, speaking at Governing's Cost of Government summit. Flanders cut pension benefits for some retirees by more than 50 percent.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, on his eventual decision to allow the controversial drilling practice of hydraulic fracturing in the state. New York has been operating under a temporary moratorium on fracking until the state Department of Environmental Conservation completes its review of the issue.