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  • Hogan's fiscal realities

    Hogan's fiscal realities
    When Republican Larry Hogan was elected governor this month, his platform was narrow and clear: Roll back as many of the tax increases of the last eight years as possible. When he made that promise, he knew he faced a $405 million shortfall in this year's...
  • Memo to Bruce Rauner: Kill the Illiana Expressway

    Memo to Bruce Rauner: Kill the Illiana Expressway
    To: Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner From: Tribune Editorial Board Subject: Boondoggle Dear Mr. Rauner: Back in September, when you and Gov. Pat Quinn met with us to talk about the Nov. 4 election, we asked whether the Illiana Expressway would be built...
  • Madigan: 'Very productive' first meeting with Gov.-elect Rauner

    Madigan: 'Very productive' first meeting with Gov.-elect Rauner
    Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton held their first meeting with Republican Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner on Thursday, emerging to say they will put the negativity of the campaign behind them and work together on the...
  • Phosphorus rules, finally

    Phosphorus rules, finally
    As we have chided Gov. Martin O'Malley more than once on this page for dragging his feet on regulations intended to reduce the amount of polluting phosphorus pouring into the Chesapeake Bay from farms, it's only fair to herald his decision to move forward...
  • Malloy Doesn't See Connecticut Expanding Gambling

    Malloy Doesn't See Connecticut Expanding Gambling
    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Monday he won't play a "lead role" in any legislation to expand gaming to include a slots parlor near I-91 between Hartford and Springfield. Malloy told reporters Monday the issue is a legislative matter, and he doesn't...
  • Malloy Focusing On Budget Cuts This Week As Deficit Looms

     Malloy Focusing On Budget Cuts This Week As Deficit Looms
    HARTFORD — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will be cutting the state budget later this week in order to help close a projected deficit ranging between $89 million and $99 million in the current fiscal year. Malloy's budget director, Benjamin Barnes, said...
  • Former state Sen. John J. Lanigan dies

     Former state Sen. John J. Lanigan dies
    John J. Lanigan represented Chicago's Southwest Side in the state Senate for two terms before serving as an Illinois savings and loan commissioner and 17 years on the Illinois State Board of Elections. A fiscal conservative, Mr. Lanigan was a forceful...
  • A battle for UC's soul

    A battle for UC's soul
    The current tension over proposed tuition hikes at the University of California — as much as 5% each year for the next five years — shouldn't be mistaken for just another debate about how much students can or should pay. It's nothing less than...
  • Brown appoints two new UC regents on eve of tuition debate

    Brown appoints two new UC regents on eve of tuition debate
    Strengthening opposition to a UC regents vote this week on possible tuition increases, Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday appointed two new members to the university’s governing board, including Assembly Speaker Emeritus John A. P√©rez. Brown’s new...
  • Top Democrats meet to analyze what went wrong

    Top Democrats meet to analyze what went wrong
    Still smarting from their defeat in the governor’s race this month, Maryland’s top elected Democrats gathered in Annapolis on Monday for a two-hour discussion of the party’s future. In a meeting convened by U.S. Sen. Barbara A....
  • Pardon me, the Father of the Year award goes to...

    "Hello, you've reached the Christie residence. This is Governor Chris Christie. Nobody is home right now but please leave a message and we'll call you back." (BEEP) "Uh, Governor Christie? This is the Father's Day/Mother's Day Council calling. We're the...