Top 60 State Government Quotes

Words matter. These are the best State Government Quotes from famous people such as Ernie Fletcher, Bruce Rauner, George Pataki, Pinarayi Vijayan, Rob McKenna, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

State government has too often been used to look out fo

State government has too often been used to look out for the insiders and not the citizens. This has insulated poverty from progress, and need from remedy.
Ernie Fletcher
I want to transform state government. What it takes is a strong CEO type… a leader who can drive things.
Bruce Rauner
I knew that good people who wanted to be a part of the American dream have become trapped in dependency because the federal government and the state government had made it in their economic interest not to take a job because the benefits that they didn’t work were better. I changed that.
George Pataki
I have worked as a party secretary in Kerala. I had been assigned the responsibility of party secretary while I was a minister in the state government.
Pinarayi Vijayan
I do think voters are ready for a change in Olympia and after 28 years of one party rule, they are ready to put a new team on the field and bring a new approach to state government.
Rob McKenna
Job creation requires a business friendly environment with a tax structure that is not punitive and a state government designed for efficient use of fewer tax dollars.
Kenneth Blackwell
Maine’s welfare program is cannibalizing the rest of state government. To all you able-bodied people out there: Get off the couch and get yourself a job.
Paul LePage
In spite of advances in technology and changes in the economy, state government still operates on an obsolete 1970s model. We have a typewriter government in an Internet age.
Matt Blunt
The insurance companies aren’t covering that. Should Monsanto be liable for these losses? Should the state government? Who’s going to cover the losses? The fact is, here’s an industry with no long-term liability in place.
Jeremy Rifkin
State government is filled with dedicated, diligent professionals.
Michelle Lujan Grisham
We’re going to restructure the state government into a government that’s responsive to the needs of New York state taxpayers.
Carl Paladino
It is my obligation as the Governor of Louisiana to responsibly lead in developing and implementing best policies and practices across executive agencies so that state government operates in a manner worthy of the people of Louisiana.
John Bel Edwards
I started a festival of short films produced for television, and as the secretary of the organisation that ran it I used to work very closely with the state government.
Roopa Ganguly
I believe Nebraskans appreciate the fiscal discipline I’ve brought to state government, balancing the budget without raising taxes and prioritizing education funding.
Dave Heineman
I cannot allow state government to continue to be consumed by this game of political ‘gotcha.’
Ernie Fletcher
I think one of the strengths of Wisconsin’s economy is it’s diversity – and in making sure that we’re doing everything we can to have a state government that’s responsive to that and being here and encouraging people to expand their businesses here.
Tom Barrett
The federal government should not be an accessory to the unconstitutional actions of the Arizona state government. By continuing to work with Arizona police departments operating under SB 1070, the Department is implicitly condoning the shameful tactics authorized by the new law.
Lucille Roybal-Allard
Investing in our emerging leaders through the Missouri Leadership Academy is important to improving state government.
Mike Parson
Keeping track of every state vehicle will ensure that state government isn’t wasting money on replacing vehicles. This is a way to streamline government, and when someone asks how many cars the state owns, we will have an exact answer.
Jim Justice
My goal was to make New Jersey’s state government a model for all other states to emulate, hopefully thereby to stem, or at least slow down, the flow of power to the federal government.
Charles Edison
I am aware that there was a general opinion among people that I was close to Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, among other Left leaders. Yes, I was close to them because I had to work closely with the state government.
Roopa Ganguly
David Gregory is known by and respected by many for his years of service to the Tennessee Board of Regents and in many roles in state government.
Bill Haslam
The last thing I want is a conflict of interest between my family’s businesses and state government. Even the slightest whiff of a conflict won’t fly with me.
Jim Justice
Betty Sutton and I will make it a point to put state government back on the side of the middle class, not the wealthy and well-connected who have run the show at the statehouse for far too long.
Richard Cordray
In New York, politics is a crime scene from the very beginning. We have the most corrupt state government in the United States.
Michael Caputo
In India, all public servants employed by the central or a state government or any other public authority under their control are required under the relevant civil service rules to submit returns of movable and immovable assets owned by them and their immediate family.
Prashant Bhushan
New Mexicans are ready to take state government right back!
Michelle Lujan Grisham
Serving ice cream isn’t exactly like serving in state government, but what I learned guides me today.
Doug Ducey
Too often, Indian tribes are at the mercy of the shifting political winds of State government.
Jim Costa
As New York’s chief law enforcement officer, I have taken a hard line against those in state government who abuse the law they have sworn to uphold.
Eric Schneiderman
I’m not comparing it with cricketers who get huge money. But getting some financial benefits do motivate players, especially athletes. I appreciate this move by the state government. A state like Haryana has been producing more and more players because of such motivations.
Hima Das
Why should a city be mandated to do something by the fe

Why should a city be mandated to do something by the federal government or state government without the money to do it?
Richard M. Daley
The Alabama Department of Revenue is vital to state government, ensuring citizens are treated fairly and that all tax dollars are collected.
Kay Ivey
As governor, I work in hand in hand with tribal leaders on everything from disaster response to economic development. Tribal governments are important partners to our state government, and I value the good relationships my administration has cultivated with them.
Mary Fallin
The citizens of Missouri have high expectations for their state government. And, they should. They expect us to move our state, its economy, and its infrastructure forward, while fulfilling our most important duty – ensuring the safety of all Missourians.
Mike Parson
I am not against the state government. I am pro-people… Whenever the government goes wrong, I will speak up for the people of the state.
Uddhav Thackeray
The youth should work on popularising central and state government schemes among people. The young generation should make social media their weapon.
Yogi Adityanath
In all my years in state government, it has been an honor to witness the devoted, loyal service of state employees.
Mike Parson
I’m, you know, having begun my public service in state government. I very much respect the authority of states to make the decisions to provide for its citizen – the safety and welfare of its citizens.
Alberto Gonzales
People just want to hear some common sense… and I bring to bear the experience in local government and state government and national government – I was the first woman in history on the Senate Finance Committee – not to mention the diplomatic international experience.
Carol Moseley Braun
After some of the most contentious years in state government, I’ve made it clear that I will, and can, work with anyone to get things done.
Sara Gideon
For many residents, the DMV is the face of state government – it is an office that virtually every adult needs to interact with and for far too long it has been overly bureaucratic, arduous, and – quite frankly – operating in the 21st century while relying on 20th century processes.
Ned Lamont
As the economy and peoples’ habits change, we need to demonstrate that Connecticut’s state government can keep pace.
Ned Lamont
I was at MSNBC; I was constantly saying to them during Bridgegate, ‘You’ve convicted Governor Christie without one iota of fact attaching him to the decision to stall the traffic on the bridge. Why don’t we wait until the federal government or the state government… completes its investigation.’
Tom Brokaw
The chaos and confusion during the waning days of the Kitzhaber administration, as well as the ensuing federal investigations into allegations of misconduct, caused Oregonians to question their faith in their governor and state government.
Kate Brown
As a practising lawyer, I was mediocre, but I worked hard as a law officer of the state government and on the private side. After becoming a judge, I maintained a low profile in other activities and concentrated only on judicial work.
P. Sathasivam
The state government should devote special attention to safeguard their rights. The rights of the Dalits in Vedaranyam, Karur and other parts of Tamil Nadu should be protected by the state government.
Tamilisai Soundararajan
The model that I’d always seen as a little boy, as a teenager, as I watched other political careers, I saw people who’d start off in local government, gain experience, move to state government, and then on to federal office. I’d always believed that kind of experience was important.
Mark Takano
The Tamil Nadu government should seek the assistance of the Centre in tackling dengue situation. The efforts taken by the state government to control dengue was inadequate.
Tamilisai Soundararajan
Put simply, no one in state government can create new specially protected classes except the General Assembly with the concurrence of the Governor.
Ken Cuccinelli
Literally every department of state government has gone through, or is in a period of, chaos. Not just fiscal chaos, but certainly as we saw in the Department of Children and Family Services and State Fair Agency and many of Walker’s departments, there is absolute chaos.
Bill Scott
But at the end of the day, I want people to say that I played a major role in restoring people’s confidence in the ability of state government to be on their side, to fight for them, and again – I’ll say it again – to get things done.
Kathy Hochul
I’m not driven to get back into politics. It’s not on my top five things to do before I die, but saying that, I may be in politics in the next year or the next ten years. I’ve been on the front line for 12 years, four in state government, eight on the national level.
J. C. Watts
I am happy to announce that to provide remunerative price to millets-growing farmers and to improve the nutritional security, state government will procure millets and utilize them in government schemes.
Naveen Patnaik
Enough of these little kitty cats we keep sending to Washington. David Dewhurst will compromise every day in the U.S. Senate… It’s what he’s done every day in state government.
Ted Cruz
I don’t think it’s any secret that the public has lost confidence in the state government, and there’s a lot of work that needs to be done on issues related to public integrity.
Eric Schneiderman
New Hampshire state government is a big customer for prescription drug companies. Just as businesses do, we should take advantage of the bargaining power we have as a big customer.
John Lynch
State government owes it to every taxpayer to be as fiscally responsible as possible.
Jim Justice
I do believe ultimately the role is of our state government to ensure every child in this state has a great public school education.
Gretchen Whitmer
I have kept a steady focus on restoring public faith in our state government since taking office July 1. Now it is time to make even bigger and bolder gains through legislative action.
Jodi Rell