Declarations

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Drone Ban “That shows how progressive we are. The whole nation is aware of the importance of implementing a drone policy.” —Augusta, Ga., Commission member Bill Lockett on the city’s recent ban on drones over city gatherings. Augusta signed the …

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Delaware Bulletin “All Delawareans should have access to quality health care, regardless of their gender identity.” — Delaware Insurance Commissioner Karen Weldin Stewart on prohibiting health insurers from unlawfully discriminating against transgender Delawareans. Stewart said in her March 23 bulletin …

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Intrinsic Elements “Cleanliness and food safety are ‘intrinsic elements’ of preparing and canning food at the Hormel canning facility. … The clothing and equipment is integral and indispensable to the performance of the employees’ job function.” —Justice Shirley Abrahamson, writing …

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Crop Protection “A key to encouraging growers to plant these crops is to ensure that they can manage their risk with appropriate crop protection programs.”  —U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) in her Feb. 16 letter to the U.S. Department of …

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E-Cigarette Marketing “The health of New York City kids is not for sale.” —New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer on the need to investigate and regulate marketing of e-cigarettes. Stringer hosted a rally with dozens of advocates, parents and youth …

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Zero Tolerance “This is a zero tolerance state when it comes to fraud.” —Ben Barnes, secretary of the Connecticut Office of Policy and Management, on the state’s efforts at fighting fraud, waste and abuse. The Connecticut government last month launched …

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Wild Imaginings “Oh my Lord, I’ve got ducks swimming in pecan orchards. We never, in our wildest imaginations, thought there would be so much rain, or snow, in the pecan belt.” —Randy Hudson, a pecan grower in Ocilla, Ga. The …

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Qualifying Life Event “This legislation will help expectant mothers get access to essential prenatal care and help build a stronger and healthier New York.” —New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on a new law that expands health insurance access to pregnant …

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Renewable Energy “This executive order empowers our state agencies to implement innovative solutions to reduce our state’s carbon footprint, address climate change, and make government more efficient.” —Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo on an executive order that commits the state …

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Accountable Learning “A system of no accountability is certainly not going to learn from its mistakes, and it perpetuates a cycle of the same unethical and problematic leaders repeating harmful history.”  —Jennifer Morlok, one of two former University of Oregon …

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