Declarations

Declarations

Harassment Drones “The worst thing that can happen is you get mamas separated from their babies, and that’s one of my biggest concerns.” — Republican Rep. Scott Chew wants to send people to jail for harassing farm animals with drones. The …

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An Objective Review “The report will not be punitive in nature. It is an objective review so that we can look back and learn from it and apply that learning to other programs in our agency.” — Great Smoky Mountains …

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Setting the Tone “New York, like California, Illinois, Delaware and a few other states often sets the tone for development of regulation and law. There is no reason other states won’t follow suit, especially in light of New York’s decision.” …

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Opioid Misuse “This is unacceptable. Through the Alabama Council on Opioid Misuse and Addiction, we will continue to build on our existing efforts to combat opioid abuse in our state and will return with new innovative ideas to put an …

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Clear Pot Thinking “The governor has been clear about the importance of the marijuana industry to Oregon’s economy.” — Jeff Rhoades, marijuana policy adviser for Gov. Kate Brown, said a move by the state to ease testing requirements keeps Oregonians …

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Criminal Defense “You can’t fire somebody because they refused to commit a crime for you.” — Mary Schultz, the attorney for Gregg Becker, successfully argued in court that the former chief financial officer of a chain of medical clinics in …

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Popeyes Lawsuit “I continue to believe that the facts demonstrate an unsafe condition to the public that could easily be solved by the responsible parties at very little cost.” — Attorney Paul Newton Jr. of Gulfport, Miss., comments on a …

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Driver’s License Smear “This is just an ill-informed and incorrect attempt to smear the governor’s initiative to end the dangerous practice of issuing driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants.” —Ben Cloutier, a spokesman for New Mexico’s Taxation and Revenue Department, slammed …

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Cyber Disaster Management “You need to think of [cybersecurity] like disaster management – similar to your plan for an event like Hurricane Katrina – where everybody is on the same page.” — Cari Toneck, chief compliance and risk officer at …

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No Human Zone “This proposal is not for the timid as initially it will be highly controversial because of natural skepticism about the likelihood and timing of autonomous vehicles and failure to recognize the benefits.” —A proposal from some tech …

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