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  • CDC recommends looser Ebola monitoring than state quarantines for health workers

    CDC recommends looser Ebola monitoring than state quarantines for health workers
    The federal government announced new guidelines Monday for monitoring healthcare workers returning from West Africa that are far less restrictive than the quarantines that some states put in place for aid workers at risk of contracting Ebola. The...
  • Christie stumps for Hogan in Bethesda

    Christie stumps for Hogan in Bethesda
    Larry Hogan's drive to become governor of Maryland received an infusion of Republican star power Tuesday when New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie came to Bethesda to campaign for him. Christie, chairman of the Republican Governors Association and a possible...
  • 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...
  • Virginia Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam calls for Medicaid expansion

    The key to providing access to quality health care for those with a mental illness lies in the expansion of Medicaid, Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam said Thursday to a crowd of 500 at the 25th annual Thanksgiving banquet of Hampton-Newport News Community Services...
  • Keystone oil pipeline bill expected to pass U.S. House, but Senate in doubt

    Keystone oil pipeline bill expected to pass U.S. House, but Senate in doubt
    The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives prepared to vote on Friday to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline that will help transport oil from Canada to the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, but a companion bill in the Senate may lack votes to pass next week....
  • State of emergency declared in Missouri ahead of grand jury decision

    State of emergency declared in Missouri ahead of grand jury decision
     Missouri's governor declared a state of emergency on Monday and authorized the state's National Guard to support police in case of violence after a grand jury decides whether to indict a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager....
  • Journalists should dump the use and abuse of 'reform'

    Journalists should dump the use and abuse of 'reform'
    I am, admittedly, late to the "reform" reform movement. For my entire career, I have haphazardly sprinkled the word "reform" into my work without much of a thought — criminal justice reform, health care reform, immigration reform, campaign finance...
  • Who will be the next treasurer of Illinois? Does it matter?

    Who will be the next treasurer of Illinois? Does it matter?
    Just a few hundred votes separate Republican Tom Cross and Democrat Mike Frerichs in the still-undecided race for treasurer. But in looking over the list of state treasurers going back it doesn't appear that the office appears to be a very reliable...
  • A to-do list for Larry Hogan

    A to-do list for Larry Hogan
    Governor-elect Larry Hogan can't let the euphoria of his upset win last too long because he has precious little time before he takes the reins of state government. He will be sworn in on Jan. 21. His first budget is due two days later, and so are any...
  • Pennsylvania House and Senate spending expenses revealed

    Pennsylvania House and Senate spending expenses revealed
    After being elected to Lehigh County Court in November 2011, Doug Reichley resigned from his job as a Republican state representative. But, unbeknownst to Reichley, his old employer — the Pennsylvania House of Representatives — kept his...
  • GOP's McWaters: Bring back Virginia's Obamacare money

    State Sen. Jeff McWaters dropped an eyebrow raiser Tuesday during a John Fredericks Show interview. Fredericks asked what's next for the Republican Senate caucus now that it has narrow control of the chamber. "... we have a focus on jobs. We have a...