"Respect to me does not mean blind agreement."


Kansas Senate Vice President Jeff Longbine (R) on voting with his fellow Republicans to override the governor's veto of legislation to roll back his tax cuts, in the Kansas City Star.

"It's time that Californians have a better voice in who is leading our country."

California Senator Ricardo Lara (D) on his proposal to hold presidential primaries three months earlier than the current June date, from The Associated Press.

"We really need to be careful about how we're spending our limited resources, and I want to be sure we get that return on investment."

New Mexico Representative Patricia Lundstrom (D) on her goals as the first woman to chair the state's Legislative Finance Committee, in the Santa Fe New Mexican.

"We vote for people, not parties."

Texas Senator Kelly Hancock (R), author of a bill to ban straight-ticket voting, in the Houston Press.

"Sooner or later, somebody has to pay."

Indiana Representative Ed Soliday (R), co-chair of NCSL's Partnership on Multisector Public-Private Partnerships, on his concern that states will be left footing the bill under any federal infrastracture plan, from Bloomberg....

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