Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett, when asked about his handling of the criminal investigation into former Penn State football assistant Jerry Sandusky. He launched the investigation when he was the state's attorney general and has been criticized for its length.
Richard Weishaupt, an attorney for a nonprofit that advocates for poor and low-income residents, on Pennsylvania's nonchalant reaction to a letter from the Obama administration probing whether the state wrongly dropped 130,000 people from its Medicaid rolls since last summer.
Maine Gov. Paul LePage, who blasted the Supreme Court for upholding the federal health-care reform law in a radio address. He later apologized and said it wasn't his “intent to insult anyone” or to “minimize the fact that millions of people were murdered" in Nazi Germany.
Illinois state Rep. Ford, who sponsored a bill that protects employees and job seekers from having to provide their social media passwords to employers or prospective employers -- something some law enforcement agencies have done.
Source: Yahoo News | North Carolina |
July 6, 2012
Thom Tillis, state House Speaker in North Carolina, where state Rep. Becky Carney mistakenly pushed the wrong button when voting to legalize fracking. Her request to change her vote was denied because lawmakers can only do so if it won't change the outcome. Hydraulic fracturing is now allowed in the state.
Steven Aftergood, director of the Project on Government Secrecy for the Federation of American Scientists, reacting to the news that the United States spent more than $11 billion last year to protect its secrets. The cost of secrecy has more than doubled in a decade.
Source: Detroit Free Press | Michigan |
July 3, 2012
The audio that plays on a talking urinal cake that Michigan officials hope will help to curb drunk driving on the 4th of July. 400 of the sanitizer cakes were distributed to restaurants across four counties in the state.
Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II, on the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to largely uphold President Obama's health-care reform law. Cuccinelli was the first state attorney general in the nation to file a lawsuit over the law.
Kirk Steudle, president of the American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials, referring to Congress' progress toward passing a new long-term extension of the highway and transit spending law, which expires Saturday.
Source: Arizona Republic | Arizona |
June 26, 2012
Arizona state Rep. Rick Gray, who sponsored a new law that will revamp a program that rewards employees for cost-saving suggestions by giving them 10 percent of the savings. Gray is unsure when the program will start again though because he's been so focused on his reelection.