Declarations

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Abandoned Properties “We are taking action to crack down on these neighborhood blights.” —New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on June 7 in announcing more than $100 million in funding to help new homeowners and renovate so-called “zombie properties” — …

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Two Choices “At this point, we have two choices – work together toward an amicable solution or spend years in litigation.” —Gov. John Bel Edwards wants the oil and gas industries to settle lawsuits alleging they caused extensive damage to …

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Campus Guns “College campuses as gun-free zones present an environment where murderers, rapists and other criminals may commit crimes without fear of being harmed by their victims.” —An NRA lobbyist who supported a new Tennessee law to allow state college …

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Deficient Roads “Forty years of underfunding isn’t going to be reversed in 10 years. … We need to stay on course.” —Oklahoma Department of Transportation’s Terri Angier comments on a recent report showing that 28 percent of Oklahoma roads are …

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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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