Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes culled from news reports from across Texas, and beyond.
State Sen. Donna Campbell, Senate Education Committee member, during hearings on several voucher bills.
We have a monstrosity, a monopoly. It’s called public school.
Richard Francis, who has a gay son, in his testimony to the House State Affairs Committee on a bill that would instruct the state to not issue same-sex marriage licenses, regardless of any federal rulings.
I got to my church and I hear love and inclusion. I come to my Capitol and I hear hate and exclusion. I can feel that difference […] and that bothers me about my government.
State Rep. Travis Clardy, R-Nacogdoches, expressing his concerns that several proposed bills are aimed at solving an issue that doesn’t exist. The bills would limit the use of Shariah, Islam’s legal code.
We’re trying to imagine all these things that might happen — the what ifs — and then trying to craft a law to solve them.
Indiana House minority leader Scott Pelath expressing disappointment at the approval of a so-called “religious freedom” bill. Texas also faces a similar bill in this session, one often described as a “license to discriminate.”
It basically says to a group of people you’re second rate, you don’t matter, and if you walk into my store, I don’t have to serve you.
California Governor Jerry Brown on Sunday’s “Meet the Press,” giving his thoughts on Sen. Cruz’s plans to run for president in 2016.
[Ted Cruz] betokens such a level of ignorance and a direct falsification of existing scientific data, it’s shocking, and I think that man has rendered himself absolutely unfit to be running for office.