The value of government to the people it serves is in direct relationship to the interest citizens themselves display in the affairs of state
We need to cut taxes instead of increasing taxes and put the state government on a diet
So what I bring to the table is a knowledge and experience at creating opportunity
The public schools, trade schools and research schools, these are the coal mines of the 21st century
(Lawmakers) claimed it was for their hard work. Well, you don't reward people for working hard. You reward people for getting results
We did not decide as a board to expand any of the lands for industrial use in South Wallingford.
All of the information that we were getting up to that time from the NRC people, from our people who knew something about nuclear power, was that the breach of the core was not a likelihood to happen.
And if you're not going to have a clear health threat, you don't want to panic people.
Nobody could tell us or really had a very good idea, if there were a massive release of radiation, what kind of medical treatment people were going to need and this or that, or, indeed, whether there would be medical personnel around.
There were schools and hospitals who were ready to take people with undescribed injuries, but not necessarily ready to take people with severe radiation poisoning.
You're feeling the responsibility for hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of people on your shoulder in a way that I couldn't feel as lieutenant governor.
None of us knew what this power plant looked like. We had no schematic drawing.
When I started walking and I looked down and I saw on the floor this water, which looked like, you know, water in your basement except it happened to be in the auxiliary building of a nuclear power plant.
And at ten, or whatever time, in the morning we had the press conference, what we knew is there had been an incident at Three Mile Island, that it was shut down, that there was water that had escaped but it was contained.
My time inside there was very short compared to the amount of time it took to take on and take off this suit and to test me for how much radioactivity I have.