"I have no objection in principle to what she is trying to do, except she's picking on one segment of the community." — Rep. John LaBruzzo, R-Metairie, commenting on a proposal by Rep. Regina Barrow, D-Baton Rouge, to drug test TOPS recipients whose parents make more than $250,000 per year before letting them accept the free college tuition. LaBruzzo is the author of HB 7, which would mandate that 20 percent of Louisianans who receive welfare payments be subject to random drug testing. LaBruzzo's bill passed the House 67-26 on May 17.
"I want to make sure every House Republican is protected from some kind of dishonest Democratic ad. So let me say, on the record: Any ad which quotes what I said on Sunday is a falsehood." — Newt Gingrich on Fox News, trying to dig himself out of a hole after he dismissed GOP Rep. Paul Ryan's proposed federal budget as "radical." House Republicans had voted for the budget 235-4.