Child abuse and neglect offend the basic values of our state. We have a responsibility to provide safe settings for at-risk children and facilitate permanent placement for children who cannot return home.
Public education is an investment in our future.
The decision to join or not join a service union, political party or other organization should be left up to the individual. No such organization has the right to take money out of the pockets of state workers without their proper consent.
We stand in the shadow of Jefferson who believed that a society founded upon the rule of law and liberty was dependent upon public education and the diffusion of knowledge.
As both a former governor and a Naval officer I can tell you energy security remains among biofuels' most important benefits.
The demands of the present must stand above the political habits of the past.
Taxpayers deserve a government that harnesses technology to better serve the people.
The Governor's Mansion is a beautiful home, a beautiful building - we're privileged to have a chance to live there. It certainly doesn't feel as comfortable as our home.
Over the next four years, we will be bold. We will be willing to experiment. We will not fear failure.
If you're opposed to the budget I submitted to the General Assembly, you're for a tax increase.
The spirit and determination of the people to chart their own destiny is the greatest power for good in human affairs.
In spite of advances in technology and changes in the economy, state government still operates on an obsolete 1970s model. We have a typewriter government in an Internet age.
In a government such as ours we have vigorous contests to determine who should lead. The recent election was no exception. Now we inaugurate a new government on a day that transcends any one individual or any one party.
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