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  • McAuliffe, concerned about IT contracts, calls for review

    Longstanding rumblings that Gov. Terry McAuliffe is displeased with state contracting practices came out into the open today when he called for a sweeping review of state contracts for information technology and service contracts.  "Virginia taxpayers...
  • McAuliffe heads to China, UK

    McAuliffe heads to China, UK
    RICHMOND - Gov. Terry McAuliffe will circle the globe in the next few days, with trade trips to China and England. He and several members of his administration, including First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe, boarded a plane Wednesday, headed for China. The...
  • Illinois should follow the model of Republican-led states

    I read with great interest the Texas vs. Illinois debate penned by Governors Rick Perry and Pat Quinn. Gov. Perry put forth in a fact-filled manner why Texas is a magnet for business and how it has implemented tax cuts, budget choices and reforms to...
  • Senate chief Steinberg, soon to depart, knows a deal precedes success

    Soon-departing state Senate leader Darrell Steinberg is one politician who frankly admits that successful legislating requires aggressive deal making. It may, at times, look unseemly. But passing important bills doesn't just happen immaculately....
  • Murrieta lawmaker asks for Gov. Brown's help on immigration unrest

    Murrieta lawmaker asks for Gov. Brown's help on immigration unrest
    Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez called on Gov. Jerry Brown Wednesday to provide state resources for public safety in Murrieta, where recent protests over the housing of migrant detainees have served as a flash point in the debate over illegal immigration....
  • Some state workers exempt from drug tests

    Gov. Rick Scott has capitulated in his crusade to require all state workers to submit to suspicionless drug tests, giving up on about half of the state's classes of workers in a drawn-out legal battle that could end up before the U.S. Supreme Court....
  • Pelto Has Been Doing Good Things

    A response to Betty Gallo's June 29 op-ed, "Can't Support Petitioning For Candidate Pelto": Gallo asked what Jonathan Pelto has done for us lately. Well, he has worked as vigilantly as any private citizen to bring important issues to the electorate....
  • Malloy Touts Return Of Renter's Rebate; GOP Senator Calls It Hypocritical

    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy traveled to New Haven on Wednesday to tout the elderly renters' rebate program, but a high-ranking Republican senator said the appearance was hypocritical because Malloy had previously frozen the program. Malloy stood with top-...
  • Hogan opts for public financing in governor's race

    Hogan opts for public financing in governor's race
    Republican Larry Hogan will be the first candidate in two decades to mount a statewide general election bid using taxpayer donations. Hogan's campaign said Wednesday that it will accept public financing, an unusual move that reflects the GOP's uphill...
  • 'American Sniper' says punched ex-Minnesota governor Ventura

    ST. PAUL Minn. (Reuters) - A Navy SEAL accused of defaming former Minnesota governor Jesse Ventura and who died last year said in a videotaped deposition played Wednesday at a trial that he encountered a loud and belligerent Ventura at a bar in 2006 and...
  • Uber, Lyft apply for broker's licenses in Virginia

    Uber, Lyft apply for broker's licenses in Virginia
    After receiving fines and cease-and-desist orders from the state earlier this year, self-described ridesharing companies Uber and Lyft are making attempts to follow Virginia law. Both Uber and Lyft have applied for passenger transportation broker's...