Say what? The quotable news week: Aug. 22-28

MARIETTA, Ga. – Here is a rundown of the week’s events as told by the people who made the news:

“Georgia has worked diligently to uphold the sanctity of the ballot box. To ensure honest and fair elections, we must provide access to all eligible voters and make certain that all who cast a vote are eligible. Today’s announcement is a victory for Georgia voters and validates our decision to file for judicial preclearance.”

– Gov. Sonny Perdue on Monday after the U.S. Department of Justice gave approval to “the state’s voter verification process, including verification of U.S. citizenship”

“I am so pleased that Georgia has been named a winner of Race to the Top. Going for Race to the Top has never been about just the money, but more about further development of our foundation to drive increased student achievement. But now that we have the additional resources, we can put an even greater focus on implementing that foundation for the benefit of Georgia’s students.”

– State Superintendent of Schools Brad Bryant on the state winning a “Race to the Top” grant from the U.S. Department of Education

“Democrats claim they are helping small businesses, but they neglect to mention their votes for a job-killing agenda that has employers on the defensive. Here’s the real story. Democrats are on record in favor of a job-killing tax on energy consumption, huge new health care costs for employers, and a massive tax increase on families and small businesses set to take effect on January 1, 2011. And don’t forget their proposed trillion dollar deficits as far as the eye can see. Far from helping the economy, these policies are only making things worse.”

– U.S. Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga.

Editor’s note: Unless otherwise noted, these quotes are compiled from news releases or official statements.

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