"Everyone wants to talk about excellence in education. But, it will take each of us: parents, educators, and legislators -- all Arkansans -- to combine our efforts and achieve that excellence."
"We need a renewed emphasis on industry retention while helping to expand the businesses already here and attracting new ones."
"Where others have felt unmanageable burdens, let us celebrate our manifold gifts. Where others have seen obstacles, let us see a path to a new day, a new way in the history of this State we love."