| Jan 21, 2015
| 10:39 AM
The following is the text of Larry Hogan's inaugural address, as written for delivery Wednesday at the State House in Annapolis:
GOVERNOR LAWRENCE J. HOGAN, JR: "Governor Christie, thank you for being here, thanks for your tremendous support, and for...
| Feb 27, 2015
| 6:39 PM
RICHMOND — After hours of back and forth at the end of a 45-day legislative session, House and Senate negotiators struck a deal on new ethics reforms and brought the 2015 General Assembly session to a close.
The new ethics rules would cap gifts...
| Feb 28, 2015
| 3:49 PM
RICHMOND — They canned his name for a health-care initiative, changed the name of his economic development fund, whacked his effort to expand pre-school — all in all, the governor had a tough time in the General Assembly this year.
| Mar 3, 2015
| 6:49 PM
Virginia's optimist-in-chief burned through the superlatives Tuesday to described a legislative session that left him "overjoyed" by its bipartisan successes.
Gov. Terry McAuliffe said he was "so excited" by the way things turned out that he feels badly...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 12:45 PM
Broward Sheriff Scott Israel is launching his 2016 re-election campaign.
It's a soft launch. His campaign manager, Amy Rose, said the first fund-raiser will be held in March. He opened a campaign account, designated David Ferguson, the attorney, as...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 7:00 AM
The 2016 election is sprinkling down on us like a mist that will soon spin itself into a hurricane. For many of us, the hurricane will mean boarding up our social media accounts to block the torrent of political memes, cherry-picked statistics and bar...
| Feb 7, 2015
| 6:34 AM
As Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner sets his sights on limiting the influence of unions in Illinois, he's pushing an idea he's dubbed "empowerment zones" — areas across the state where voters could decide if workers in their communities should be forced...
| Feb 11, 2015
| 5:36 AM
In a sign of demographic and political shifts that have swept Chicago, Jesus "Chuy" Garcia brought his mayoral campaign the other day to a steel plant in Bridgeport, the ancestral home of the Daley clan and once ground zero for the clout of white ethnics....
| Feb 4, 2015
| 2:43 PM
NEWINGTON -- Councilwoman Myra Cohen, who served the town for almost 40 years, first as a spirited watchdog and then as a dedicated public servant, died Tuesday after an extended illness.
She was 90.
Elected officials from both parties heaped praise...
| Jan 24, 2015
| 11:15 AM
President Obama has been, hands down, the least popular figure at Saturday’s Freedom Summit in Iowa—blistered for what Republicans here cast as his unconstitutional overreach, for scandals at the Veterans Affairs Department and the IRS, and...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 5:48 PM
While not exactly motherhood or apple pie, stopping the spread of communicable diseases would seem to be the rare issue that transcends political differences, even in these fiercely partisan times.
But the debate that arose this week over childhood...