Source: Arizona Republic | Arizona |
February 7, 2013
Arizona state Rep. Doug Coleman, who hesitantly voted for a bill that would forbid state agencies from mailing out certain documents in languages other than English. The bill's sponsor says it's a cost-saving measure, but legal experts say it violates federal law.
Source: Newark Star-Ledger | New Jersey |
February 6, 2013
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, speaking to David Letterman on "The Late Show." In between making jokes about his own weight, Christie told the comedian that his cholesterol and blood sugar are normal and that he’s in “startlingly good health.”
Scott Drenkard, an economist for the Tax Foundation, who says the talk of slashing income taxes is unprecedented. Ten governors, all Republican, are proposing or are expected to propose an income tax cut in their states this year.
Nancy LeaMond, executive vice president for AARP State and National Group during a panel discussion on baby boomers. More and more public-sector employees aren't retiring when they hit their pension age.
Source: New York Times | New York City |
January 31, 2013
John A. Catsimatidis, the billionaire owner of a grocery chain who just announced he will seek the Republican nomination to succeed New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Catsimatidis' labor negotiation strategy involves a locked hotel room and frequent deliveries of pizzas.
Source: DNAinfo.com New York | New York City |
January 25, 2013
Ed Hartzog, a New York City Council candidate, responding to a reporter's question about campaign finance documents that show he's raised nearly $8,000 -- about half of which has come from out-of-state donors.
Federal bankruptcy judge Christopher Klein, on the uncertainty of Chapter 9 because judges have less authority than in Chapter 11 cases and there’s so little precedent for cities filing for bankruptcy protection that case law is being written with each major decision.
Source: Stateline/GOVERNING | Kentucky |
January 22, 2013
A retiree in Kentucky, whose testimony that him and his wife make over $100,000 between their pensions and Social Security checks prompted state lawmakers to consider a proposal to increase taxes for seniors.
Andrew Romanoff, the former Colorado House speaker and a potential 2014 congressional candidate, who says people prefer state action on gun laws, especially after watching how the fiscal cliff debate played out in Congress.