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  • Some Virginia lawmakers turn an $18,000 salary into a $55,000 pension

    Some Virginia lawmakers turn an $18,000 salary into a $55,000 pension
    Earlier this summer, Bob Brink paused for a memory from his first days in the General Assembly "A few weeks before I was sworn into office in 1998 … I took a walk around the Capitol and I stopped outside the House chamber. The curtains were...
  • Obama's political legacy fading fast

    WASHINGTON The Obama legacy wasn't supposed to unfold this way. Barack Obama was changing the political map, pushing the Democratic Party into the South and the Mountain West. He was building a new social network that would endure long after an Obama...
  • Leopold: New governors should be sworn in before the General Assembly session

    Leopold: New governors should be sworn in before the General Assembly session
    Sixteen years ago, I sponsored legislation that called for a constitutional amendment that would have allowed incoming governors to take office prior to the commencement of the General Assembly ("Hogan names ex-Senator Neall to transition team," Nov. 12)....
  • Afghanistan suicide bombing kills 2 security officers

    Afghanistan suicide bombing kills 2 security officers
    A Taliban suicide bombing near a base used by U.S.-led coalition troops killed at least two members of the Afghan security forces Tuesday, officials said. The morning truck bombing occurred on the outskirts of the capital, along a road leading to the...
  • John Downey Dies; Judge Spent Years As Chinese Prisoner

    John Downey Dies; Judge Spent Years As Chinese Prisoner
    A renowned Connecticut judge and former CIA agent who had the distinction of being the longest held prisoner of war in American history died Monday at the age of 84. Those who knew him said he was a remarkable man, who was accomplished, caring,...
  • Hogan needs to reverse O'Malley's onerous farm rules

    Hogan needs to reverse O'Malley's onerous farm rules
    In what will be seen as one of soon-to-be ex-Gov. Martin O'Malley's parting shots to the incoming Hogan administration, Mr. O'Malley is pushing through new regulations controlling how farmers fertilize their land ("O'Malley rushes to propose new pollution...
  • A minimum wage hike will cost jobs

    A minimum wage hike will cost jobs
    Illinois voters elected a successful businessman who has promised to do everything he can to improve the climate for economic prosperity and job growth. They also approved a nonbinding measure to increase the statewide minimum wage to $10 from the current...
  • Rauner solicits resumes for state work

    Rauner solicits resumes for state work
    Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner has hung out a "help wanted" sign with a website to solicit resumes from people who want a job in state government once he takes office. The site has a list of 20 categories of "interest" on the job application page, among them...
  • Gov. Brown holds a private reception with campaign donors

    Gov. Brown holds a private reception with campaign donors
    At a restaurant not far from the Capitol on Monday night, Gov. Jerry Brown held a private reception with campaign donors who spend heavily on lobbying to influence him and the Legislature. A key organizer of the event was Capitol Advocacy, a lobbying...
  • New Florida lawmakers caution about belt-tightening ahead

    New Florida lawmakers caution about belt-tightening ahead
    TALLAHASSEE – New Florida Senate President Andy Gardiner on Tuesday called the conservation-spending amendment passed this month by voters “the new reality.” But that reality might require cutting spending on programs like...
  • Hogan traveling to Florida to meet with GOP governors

    Hogan traveling to Florida to meet with GOP governors
    Gov.-elect Larry Hogan is traveling to Florida Tuesday for the annual conference of the Republican Governors Association. Hogan is expected to speak at several events during the four-day gathering of the GOP governors, who are coming off a highly...