Source: McClatchy/GOVERNING | California |
November 20, 2012
Larry Levitt, senior vice president of the Kaiser Family Foundation, on what California needs to do to raise public awareness about the health insurance exchange, which debuts in October 2013. In a recent focus group, only about 20 percent had heard of it.
Source: Detroit News | Michigan |
November 19, 2012
Mark Rosenbaum, the American Civil Liberties Union lawyer who argued the case that ended with a federal appeals court throwing out Michigan's voter-approved ban on affirmative action in college admissions and public hiring.
Source: New York Times | Virginia |
November 15, 2012
Doug Domenech, Virginia's secretary of natural resources, referring to the energy resources that may be found off the state's coast and under the ocean if Congress restores a lease sale for energy exploration that the Obama administration canceled after the BP oil spill in 2010.
Source: Washington Post | District of Columbia |
November 13, 2012
Bruce Majors, the Libertarian candidate for D.C. congressional delegate who lost his race but earned enough votes to make the Libertarian Party an official party in the District for the first time. The third party has regular ballot access in 30 states.
Charles Samuelson, executive director of the ACLU of Minnesota, referring to some Republican lawmakers' belief that voter fraud is common. Voters struck down a plan to require voters to show photo ID, but Samuelson thinks they may continue to push for it.
The Detroit Free-Press, which advocates for voters to preserve a controversial Michigan law -- which critics have dubbed the "dictator law" -- that gives the state almost unilateral authority to take control of struggling cities and school districts.
Source: The Los Angeles Times | Honolulu, Hawaii |
November 5, 2012
Honolulu, Hawaii mayoral candidate Kirk Caldwell, speaking about the consequences of electing his opponent, former Hawaii Gov. Ben Cayetano, who is running solely because he is against the long-planned rail project along the city's coastline.