Source: Sacramento Bee | California |
April 24, 2012
California Congressional candidate Linda Parks, who is one of 36 candidates with "no party preference" running for state and federal office in California this year, the first time the option is available for primary candidates.
Source: Arizona Republic | Arizona |
April 19, 2012
Arizona state Sen. Paula Aboud, referring to Gov. Jan Brewer's recent veto (for the second time) of a bill that would have allowed guns on public property including city halls, police stations, county courts and the state Capitol.
Source: New Jersey Star-Ledger | New Jersey |
April 18, 2012
Ken Wolski, head of New Jersey’s Coalition for Medical Marijuana, on the state's decision to allow the first medical pot center to start growing the cannabis crop yet none of the centers are operating and not one patient has received access to the drug.
Source: Washington Post | Virginia |
April 17, 2012
Virginia House Speaker William J. Howell to a liberal activist after she confronted him about his role with a conservative national group that ghostwrites legislation. He later called her to apologize.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Georgia |
April 16, 2012
Ricky Smith, who had been jailed for delinquent child support payments but is now paying and seeing his children regularly after participating in one of Georgia's Parental Accountability Courts, which address problems parents have -- such as unemployment, drug use and lack of transportation -- that keep them from making regular support payments.
Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Minnesota |
April 11, 2012
Minnesota state Rep. Steve Gottwalt, who supports a ballot measure that President Barack Obama's campaign recently opposed. Minnesotans will vote Nov. 6 on a state constitutional amendment that would, in effect, ban same-sex marriage.
Miami Commissioner Marc Sarnoff, on voters' possible reactions to a plan, which must be approved by the public, that would give all of the city's six elected officials an extra year in office by changing city elections from odd to even years.
Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker, speaking about New Jersey Devils owner Jeff Vanderbeek in the wake of a ruling this week that leaves the city owing money on the Prudential Center after investing $210 million to build the downtown arena.
State Attorney General Jon Bruning, who said it was “creepy” that State Treasurer Don Stenberg was trying to follow his daughter on Twitter. Both men are running against each other in the Republican primary for retiring U.S. Sen. Ben Nelson's seat.
Source: Talking Points Memo | The Nation |
April 4, 2012
Jeffrey Toobin, speaking to Talking Points Memo about his predictions regarding the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. Toobin mentions that Chief Justice John Roberts is a "really, really good writer" and that whatever side he's on, he'll write a persuasive argument.