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.
Paul Boyle, the senior vice president for conservation and education at the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, on why some zoos' and aquariums' are reluctant to dwell on climate change during tours or on instructional signs.
Source: New York Times | New York City |
August 27, 2012
New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission Chairman David Yassky, on officials’ concerns that the city’s new logo for cabs, which replaces the word “taxi” with a simple “T,” might be too similar to the under-construction T train which will eventually run underneath Second Avenue.
Source: Sacramento Bee | California |
August 22, 2012
Dave Gilb, a former head of California's personnel department. Recent investigations revealed that excessive leave hours built up by state parks managers led to a larger revelation that the state Department of Parks and Recreation hid millions of dollars even while threatening to close parks.
Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Missouri |
August 21, 2012
U.S. Senate nominee Todd Akin (R-Mo.), who said he opposes all abortions -- even in cases of rape -- during a TV interview this past weekend. His comment, which he later apologized for, sparked outrage nationwide and led to calls from his own party for him to drop out of the race.
Source: McClatchy Newspapers | Minnesota |
August 17, 2012
Sasha Reese, a resident of Minnesota, where putting an infant in child care costs more than a year of state college tuition. The high cost of care, she said, has influenced her decision on if and when to have more kids.
North Carolina resident Annie Provencher, 60, who didn't vote in the 2008 presidential election and said she would only vote this year if Hillary Clinton were running. A USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll found that nearly 40 percent of eligible voters didn't cast a ballot in 2008 and the rate is expected to rise this year.