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  • Judge reverses black fire chief's termination

    Judge reverses black fire chief's termination
    A "racially inhospitable environment" at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport's fire department led to the unlawful termination of a black deputy fire chief earlier this year, a state judge has ruled — and his firing must now be reversed. Gregory...
  • Rauner talks 'compassion,' 'competitiveness' after bruising campaign

    Rauner talks 'compassion,' 'competitiveness' after bruising campaign
    Following tens of millions of dollars in merciless attack ads, Republican Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner on Thursday emphasized the terms “compassion” and “competitiveness” to describe his vision of Illinois as he unveiled a diverse,...
  • Rauner gets early lesson in protocol from Boss Madigan

     Rauner gets early lesson in protocol from Boss Madigan
    Bruce Rauner, governor-elect of Illinois, won't be sent to his room without supper for telling a fib about Boss Madigan. A forced march upstairs to the room without supper, and the foot stomping and muttering that comes with it, and a parent saying "I...
  • Pennsylvania school report cards had no game changer for Gov. Tom Corbett

    Pennsylvania released its annual school report cards Thursday, revealing no game-changer that might have helped Gov. Tom Corbett if the scores had been released before Tuesday's election. The percentage of Pennsylvania schools that scored a 70 or...
  • Gov. Tom Corbett: Penn State 'probably' should not have fired Joe Paterno

    HARRISBURG — Joe Paterno "probably" should not have been fired, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett said Thursday. In his most expansive comments since the child sex-abuse scandal erupted at Penn State University three years ago, the outgoing governor...
  • Brown brushes off GOP opposition to bullet train

    Brown brushes off GOP opposition to bullet train
    Gov. Jerry Brown played down concerns Thursday about Republicans killing the state’s $68-billion bullet train, saying that “they’re going to join the chorus” in support of high-speed rail once construction around Fresno and...
  • Madonna and Young: Why Corbett's re-election chances were doomed

    The historic scope of Tom Corbett's loss on Tuesday must be understood to place it in any meaningful perspective. In losing to Democrat Tom Wolf, he became the first Pennsylvania governor in 40 years to fail to win re-election, and his party became the...
  • Delaney, Bongino locked in tight Western Maryland race

    Delaney, Bongino locked in tight Western Maryland race
    Maryland's westernmost congressional race was too close to call more than a day after polls closed, prompting the Republican challenger to seek a count of absentee ballots Wednesday even as Democratic incumbent Rep. John Delaney declared victory....
  • Florida's close elections set stage for 2016

    Florida's suspenseful election results this week set the stage for the state's pivotal role in the 2016 presidential campaign, when Republicans Sen. Marco Rubio and former Gov. Jeb Bush could be contenders. Close contests this year reaffirmed Florida'...
  • Governor wants clarity on state's liability in rocket disasters

    Governor wants clarity on state's liability in rocket disasters
    In the wake of last week's Antares rocket explosion at Wallops Island, Gov. Terry McAuliffe wants more clarity on the state's liability when such disasters occur at the state-owned launch pad. The unmanned Antares was boosting a commercial cargo...
  • For Bruce Rauner: An Illinois ethics agenda

    For Bruce Rauner: An Illinois ethics agenda
    The last time Illinois changed governors, the air was thick with promises of reform. Rod Blagojevich had just been impeached and would soon be on his way to prison. His successor, Gov. Pat Quinn, had launched a blue-ribbon ethics panel even before he...