Magazine article State Legislatures

As They See It

Magazine article State Legislatures

As They See It

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"I think it is high time we got rid of the Electoral College and elected our presidents the way we elect every other elected official in the country--by a vote of the people."

--Former Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis to the state's legislature, which is looking at joining Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland and New Jersey in supporting a switch to a national popular vote to elect the president, in The Boston Herald.

"Americans cannot afford to have Congress play 'kick the can' with highway funding for another year, another month or, frankly, another week."

--U.S. Transportation Secretary Mary Peters to The Washington Post, Sept. 6, 2008.

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"It's just so hard to make predictions during these unstable economic times. We're riding a wild horse. We just have to hang on."

--Alabama Senator Hank Sanders, chair of the Education Budget Committee, to The Birmingham News about the state of school funding. …

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