Then-New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine, referring to pension obligation bonds. Read Governing's feature on the bonds, which some governments invest heavily in despite the fact that they've bankrupted whole cities.
Source: Arizona Republic | Nation |
January 8, 2013
Arizona Congressman Raúl Grijalva, who said he is committed -- and hopes Congress is too -- to addressing immigration reform this year despite competition from looming legislative fights over the fiscal cliff and gun control.
Source: Newark Star-Ledger | New Jersey |
January 3, 2013
New Jersey Congressman Bill Pascrell, in response to the U.S. House of Representatives' decision to cancel a vote on a bill that would provide billions of dollars of aid to victims of Hurricane Sandy. Lawmakers' and governors' outrage caused the House GOP to reschedule a vote for Friday on part of the bill.
Tom Farmer, coordinator of the Tennessee Methamphetamine and Pharmaceutical Task Force, discussing the sharp rise of meth labs in the nation's cities and suburbs. Meth lab seizures have tripled in the Nashville area over the past two years.
Former Rep. Joe Sestak (D-Pa.) speaking Wednesday about what the goals of Congress should be in regards to the fiscal cliff. He stressed that not all of the defense cuts take effect next year, so withholding the scheduled tax changes are the most important task in negotiations.
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, writing in a letter posted on the company’s blog. From Wednesday through Friday, Starbucks employees in Washington, D.C.,-area stores are being told to write “Come Together” on every cup of coffee they serve to encourage lawmakers to reach a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff.
Source: Washington Post | Virginia |
December 21, 2012
Richard L. Saslaw, minority leader of the Virginia state Senate, where a bill is being drafted to require some teachers or other school staff to carry concealed weapons in schools. The bill is in response to the recent mass shooting at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school that left 20 children dead.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, referring to gun violence in the wake of the mass shooting of 20 children and six adults at a Connecticut elementary school last week. He declined to outline specific measures President Barack Obama could take to prevent gun violence.
President Barack Obama talking to Barbara Walters about marijuana legalization in an interview last week. In his first comments on the issue, Obama said that prosecuting pot smokers in Colorado and Washington -- where the drug is now legal -- should not be a “top priority” of the federal government.