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" I fall into the camp that income inequality is the biggest problem we face. "
" The single greatest under-utilized resource we have as a nation is women and girls. "
" There's lots of people driving on the roads who don't have licenses. They're still going to work, still going to school. I want them to get a license and insurance so they're driving safely. "
" Fixing the pension system was one of the biggest problems Rhode Island faced. "
" A government that doesn't work is in no one's interest. "
" You can't be a progressive and be opposed to pension reform. "
" We need a collective moment where we commit ourselves to long-term solutions. "
" I still believe in the power of government to make lives better, and I believe that if someone is willing to take a stand, other people will follow. "
" The public library is where I studied. It's where my grandfather taught himself English. "
" The combination of funding for our ports, airports, and highways is a really significant investment in our infrastructure. "
" Budgets that don't balance, public programs that aren't funded, pension funds that are running out of money, schools that aren't funded - How does that help anyone? "
" It's all about the choices we make as a society. We can choose to have poor schools and parks and higher tuition at Rhode Island's colleges. But we should make an active choice. "
" What we have to do is support business, but also support our workers with job training programs and with reasonable wages. "
" In business, we use certain principles to measure performance, and I envision applying those principles in the public sector. "
" Those diplomas on my wall would not be there without the GI Bill that educated my father, without the public library, without the RIPTA bus. "
" We know businesses can't compete without reliable infrastructure. "
" I don't really care if you're a Republican or Democrat or you want to fight about the size of government. How about a government that just works? Put your tax dollar in and get a return out the other end. "
" I am a mother with kids in the public schools. People should know that. I'm not just some policy maker who's totally detached from the rest of the community. "
" Maybe you think, 'I'm not college material.' Maybe you worry that you don't have the money. Then you take the SAT. You see that colleges are getting in touch with you. You begin to think maybe you are ready for college. "
" My vision for a better Rhode Island starts with a simple idea - we are all in this together. "
" I've been told I'm a workaholic. "
" I want to be able to look my daughter's teacher in the eye and say, 'Your pension will be there.' I need to know that her pension will match up with a promise we can keep. "
" The governor's not allowed to drive. That's part of the life you accept. "
" We have to slowly, carefully, and thoughtfully align all of our interests. "
" Don't ignore big problems, and don't try to pretend that problems are smaller than they are. "
" If I'm a CEO, I want to be in a place where the government works. "
" Almost every day, people will say to me some version of, 'You're so much nicer in real life.' I guess I come across as not nice. "
" We can just keep doing it the way we're doing it. We can attack everybody for small-minded things and crush everybody with a new idea. And where are we going to be? Where we are now - behind. Or we can embrace new things and try to be positive and let everybody play a role. "
" I've done a lot of deals, and I'm skilled at negotiating, managing personalities, and getting parties to the table. "
" We have to get past this persistent negativity. The negativity has held Rhode Island back for a long time. "
" Let's make the SAT and PSAT free so everyone has a chance to succeed. "