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All of us basically want the same things: opportunity for our children, and prosperity for our families and communities.
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Although I've not allowed it to distract me, I have been disappointed that the election contest has dragged on.
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An educated, well-trained workforce is the key to our state's economic prosperity. We need to take down the no vacancy sign and ensure we are focusing on the needs of both today and tomorrow's employers.
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At no time has our constitution, in my opinion, ever been used to take away, to deny.
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Both constitutions were intended to confer benefits, equality, protection of people.
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Despite only ten days notice before the Legislative session began, I've filled the State Cabinet with the most diverse group of people we've ever had - people from both the public and private sectors, from out-of-state as well as in-state, people of color, and women.
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Education can lift individuals out of poverty and into rewarding careers.
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Education exposes young people to a broader world, a world full of opportunity and hope.
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Education is the foundation upon which we build our future.
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I actually feel like some chains have been released from me. I can speak my mind. I can say how I feel. I don't have to watch every word for some legal misinterpretation.
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I am very focused on that. I believe Washington ought to proudly stand up and say we do not believe in, we do not accept, and we will not tolerate discrimination.
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I am willing to take risks, and willing to tolerate failure as long as we admit it, can learn from it and keep moving forward.
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I couldn't do that as attorney general. Why? Because they are my clients. You can't say they're not doing what they ought to be doing when you are the attorney general.
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I think this is a very troublesome direction for the country. I want the bill, but there were parts of it I didn't like.
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I want to work on respecting individuals' dignity. Equal rights, that's where my heart is. That means equal rights and benefits, and that's what we need.
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I will never be able to create a budget from scratch with the amount of time that I have, but my instructions remain the same: Give me a budget that has no new revenue.
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I'd like the civil rights bill which would ban discrimination based on sexual orientation to reach my desk.
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I'd rather work with them and see if we can't get it to the point where we all agree.
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I'm free. I'm free to say what I feel.
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I'm not going to get us and the state off on that issue when we ought to be focused on: How do we make sure we have non-discrimination, respect and dignity and embrace diversity?
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I've been very honest rather than allowing it to come here and meet a veto, part of it or all of it, when it's fundamentally a good bill.
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If we want unity, we must all be unifiers. If we want accountability, each of us must be accountable for all we do.
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In the field of health care, we are giving people access to insurance who have not had it before.
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It is time for us to turn a corner and come together, put our differences behind us and focus on the future.
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It is up to us to live up to the legacy that was left for us, and to leave a legacy that is worthy of our children and of future generations.
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It was very constraining, much more than I ever would have thought, to run for governor.
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It's been said that government doesn't create jobs, business does. For the most part, this is true. But government creates the environment in which businesses can excel and expand.
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It's our responsibility to pass on what we inherited, not to squander it, but to build on it.
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Now we get to show the state that we are able to work together, that we are accountable and that we will get the work done.
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On very short notice, 500 people are coming together to share with me what they think we need to do. We will be addressing the achievement gap, opening up doors, and thinking about how we work together for the betterment of all our students.
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One of the most powerful tools for empowering individuals and communities is making certain that any individual who wants to receive a quality education can do so.
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Surely no issue unites us more than our appreciation for our military personnel who are bringing aid to devastated countries, defending us against terrorism, and fighting to make a free election possible in Iraq.
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Take away one thing today and then you are going to what? Take away my religion from me?Are you going to take away my free speech?
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There is just no reason why the richest nation in the world can't provide health care to all its people.
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This was the most prolific and productive legislative session in recent memory. It was a real partnership, the best in history.
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To get things done, we must work together. We must meet in the middle to work out our differences and find the best solutions.
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Truly, the challenges we face are not Democratic challenges or Republican challenges. In fact, they are not political challenges at all; they are fiscal challenges, and educational challenges, and the challenges of figuring out how to take care of each other.
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Washington state has a long history of embracing diversity and clearly standing up against any and all vestiges of discrimination.
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We all leave personal legacies for the people we know and love.
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We are cutting 1000 middle managers from the payroll. We are inspiring, respecting and appreciating our work force.
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We are thinking ahead to long-term care, aware that many folks don't plan ahead and won't be ready. We want to see to it that people will have choices.
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We can leave our legacy only if we are willing to change - to go beyond partisan labels, and to solve the problems facing Washingtonians.
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We can seize this time and do it our way and in the process be proud of ourselves and prosper as well.
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We don't want to mirror Washington D.C.
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We have beaten ourselves up in the last four years with the recession and the increased fear and the divisions across the country.
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We have lots of studies about what's wrong with our education system. We need to accept responsibility, be bold, find solutions and move forward to make education a centerpiece of our economic development.
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We may disagree on some things, but we can do so without being disagreeable.
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We must work to help all families and all communities realize their dream of a better future.
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We need to take advantage of the opportunity we have now to create a vision and become great.
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We've established a Washington State Academy of Sciences that will enable us to make decisions based on science about what is right for our state, meaning the quality of our lives will get better.
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What I've liked least is attending the funerals of the soldiers who've served in Afghanistan and Iraq.
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When nearly a third of our high school students do not graduate on time with their peers, we have work to do. We must design our middle and high schools so that no student gets lost in the crowd and disconnected from his or her own potential.
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With the establishment of the Life Sciences Discovery Fund, we are positioning Washington State to be the leader in the country if not the world in this critical area of finding cures for Parkinson's and other diseases.
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