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  • New Central Florida leaders taking over Legislature

    New Central Florida leaders taking over Legislature
    TALLAHASSEE — For the second time in four years, Central Florida is once again taking hold of the gavel in the state Legislature. Although they took different paths to get there, House Speaker Steve Crisafulli, R-Merritt Island, and Senate...
  • Race played no role in Hogan win

    Race played no role in Hogan win
    I read Thomas Schaller's column ("Race had a role in Hogan's win," Nov. 11) regarding Larry Hogan's win over Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown in the 2014 Maryland gubernatorial election. He basically states that the areas Mr. Hogan won had more white people then...
  • Obama's Asia tour relaunches his efforts on 'legacy' issues

    Obama's Asia tour relaunches his efforts on 'legacy' issues
    After word reached the White House staff who had gathered for a drink in the hotel bar one night last week that President Obama was working out an aggressive climate deal with the Chinese president, the first toast was to the planet. The second was to...
  • Clout for Maryland lawmakers in Congress slips after midterm elections

    Clout for Maryland lawmakers in Congress slips after midterm elections
    Republican gains in the midterm elections mean Maryland's Democrat-heavy congressional delegation will have far less clout when lawmakers gavel in a new Congress next year, casting doubt on prospects for a long list of state priorities from federal...
  • Senator displays his own arrogance

    Senator displays his own arrogance
    State Sen. Paul Pinsky writes an appropriately-named commentary condemning corporate lobbyists and maintaining that he and his fellow Democrats will fight against this "corporate victory" in the past election ("Post-election arrogance?" Nov. 14). That's...
  • UC tuition hike earns a failing grade

    UC tuition hike earns a failing grade
    It's just common sense: If you're trying to grab more money from university students and their parents, you should not be dramatically raising the pay of top brass. That's just dumb PR, losing politics and really bad policy. Don't ask the kids and...
  • 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...
  • Alaska Governor Parnell concedes election to challenger Bill Walker

    Alaska's Republican Governor Sean Parnell conceded defeat on Saturday more than a week after a closely contested election, saying it was in the state's best interest to move forward with an orderly transition to challenger Bill Walker. Walker, an...