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.
Source: Los Angeles Times | Georgia |
September 17, 2012
One of the slogans from Georgia's controversial Strong4Life campaign to combat childhood obesity. A recent study found that campaigns that employ guilt and shame to motivate people to lose weight in some cases actually lead people to eat more.
Source: Salt Lake Tribune | Utah |
September 13, 2012
Mike Sullivan, spokesman for the Utah office that houses the state's health insurance exchange, which was recently hacked, but no criminal investigation will be conducted because it was "a pure act of graffiti" that resulted in blurred headlines and garbled words but no compromised personal data.
Source: Chicago Tribune | Chicago |
September 12, 2012
Chicago Alderman Patrick O'Connor, who said the priority right now should be ending the city's first teacher strike in 25 years and not discussing the impact it will have on Mayor Rahm Emanuel's political reputation.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Georgia |
September 10, 2012
Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler, who refused to restart jobless benefits to seasonally unemployed teachers and bus drivers even though U.S. labor officials threatened to cut the state's federal funding.
Maria Trujillo, executive director of the Houston Rescue and Restoration Coalition, a nonprofit that helps human trafficking victims. The possibility of training cable installers or building inspectors to look for signs of human trafficking has been floated.
Nancy LeaMond, executive vice president of AARP’s state and national group. To explore the impact of this generational shift through in-depth stories, data and interactive content, go to governing.com/generations.