Source: The Associated Press | Illinois |
March 6, 2012
Christopher Drew, expressing satisfaction that an Illinois law that makes it illegal to record conversations -- even of public officials in public places -- without consent was ruled unconstitutional. Drew was charged with violating the 'eavesdropping' law for recording police officers' conversations while he was being arrested.
Source: Associated Press | Georgia |
March 2, 2012
Republican presidential candidate Newt Gringrich, speaking to the Cobb Chamber of Commerce outside Atlanta. Georgia, Gingrich's home state, is one of the states holding its primary on Super Tuesday, March 6.
Chief U.S. District Judge Richard Cebull, in an email he sent from his courtroom to six people that addressed President Barack Obama's race. According to the Great Falls Tribune, Cebull admitted that the email included racially charged content.
Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin, at the annual National Governors Association meeting where many Democratic governors said the spotlight that social issues like abortion and contraception are getting in this election are hurting the GOP party.
Source: Wall Street Journal | New Hampshire |
February 24, 2012
New Hampshire state Rep. Susan Emerson, referring to House Speaker William O'Brien's critical response to one of her proposals last year that pushed her to introduce a bill to make it illegal for state legislators to bully one another. The bill failed 224-78.
Gwendolyn Ferreti, a community organizer in Alabama, looking on the bright side of Alabama's controversial immigration law which is that people are learning about the lawmaking and the court-review processes that have followed.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Georgia |
February 20, 2012
Georgia state Rep. Roger Bruce, who said he doesn't understand why gun rights advocates have filed so many bills in recent years to ease the requirements for who can carry guns and where. A bill in the House now would allow guns in bars, public schools, most government buildings and college campuses.
Source: The Associated Press | Arizona |
February 17, 2012
Kelly Parrish, an English teacher in Phoenix, on the Arizona bill that would punish teachers for using words that violate the FCC's obscenity and profanity guidelines. Parrish argues that words that violate FCC regulations are often in literature, such as racial slurs in "To Kill a Mockingbird."
Source: Denver Post | Colorado |
February 15, 2012
Medical-marijuana patient Angelina Chilton, who said she feels unsafe having to carry large amounts of cash because most dispensaries can't use banks or credit unions. Despite hers and others testimony, a Colorado Senate committee rejected a bill that would have created a first-of-its-kind financial system for medical-marijuana businesses.
Source: Los Angeles Times | Los Angeles |
February 14, 2012
California Pension Reform president Dan Pellissier, referring to John Sandbrook, the L.A. Memorial Coliseum's Interim General Manager, who used about 35 years worth of unused sick leave to boost his annual pension by $655 a month.