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  • Voters divided on governor choice, but find both dishonest

    Voters divided on governor choice, but find both dishonest
    TALLAHASSEE -- Florida voters remain narrowly divided over who deserves to be governor. But a majority seems to agree neither Republican Gov. Rick Scott nor Democratic challenger Charlie Crist deserve their trust. A Quinnipiac University poll released...
  • O'Malley's PAC hires two former Center for American Progress staffers

    O'Malley's PAC hires two former Center for American Progress staffers
    As Gov. Martin O'Malley continues to weigh a 2016 bid for president, he has staffed his federal political action committee with two people from the liberal think-tank Center for American Progress, both of whom also have ties to presumed Democratic front-...
  • Unity ticket defeats Alaska GOP Gov. Sean Parnell in drawn-out race

    A novel unity ticket featuring independent Bill Walker and Democrat Byron Mallott has defeated Republican Gov. Sean Parnell of Alaska in an election so excruciatingly close that its outcome was not known until 10 days after the polls closed. As of...
  • Delaware's NFL betting business is booming -- and Marylanders are noticing

    Delaware's NFL betting business is booming -- and Marylanders are noticing
    One NFL Sunday, Laurence Jones said, he discovered a small slice of Las Vegas. In Delaware. The Burtonsville resident is among countless Marylanders whose fondness for football or gambling — or both — has led them to check out one of the...
  • Jeb Bush criticizes Orange's new grading policy

    Jeb Bush criticizes Orange's new grading policy
    Former Gov. Jeb Bush opened his annual education conference this morning in Washington, D.C. with a dig at Orange County schools. Bush criticized the school district for its new grading policy that he said lowered academic expectations "in order to...
  • Cost-of-living raises boost pay of top Pennsylvania officials

    Cost-of-living raises boost pay of top Pennsylvania officials
    It pays to be on the payroll of Pennsylvania state government. An automatic 1.6 percent cost-of-living increase will boost salaries of lawmakers, judges, the governor and his cabinet. That means the base salary in one of the nation's largest state...
  • Connecticut Politicians React to President Obama's Speech

    Connecticut Politicians React to President Obama's Speech
    Members of Connecticut's Democratic congressional delegation expressed strong supprt for President Obama's executive order on immigration. Sen. Richard Blumenthal: President Obama is using his well-established legal powers to reform a sadly-broken,...
  • Bruce Rauner says he hopes Illinois Supreme Court gives clue on pension law

     Bruce Rauner says he hopes Illinois Supreme Court gives clue on pension law
    Making his first post-election appearance at the Capitol on Thursday, Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner said he hopes the Illinois Supreme Court eventually will provide guidance on what changes are acceptable when it comes to fixing the state's more than $100...
  • O'Malley rushes to propose new pollution rules

    O'Malley rushes to propose new pollution rules
    Rushing to complete his "green" agenda before he leaves office, Gov. Martin O'Malley moved Friday to impose new regulations on farmers to curb the flow of polluting phosphorus into the Chesapeake Bay. O'Malley acted on the last day he could start the...
  • Governor, Citing $59M Deficit, Orders Hiring Freeze, Spending Cuts

    Governor, Citing $59M Deficit, Orders Hiring Freeze, Spending Cuts
    HARTFORD — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has ordered a statewide hiring freeze and will soon announce spending cuts as he looks to close a projected budget deficit for the current fiscal year. In a memo sent Wednesday to state agency leaders, Malloy's...
  • Obama's Immigration Reforms Met With Enthusiasm, Anger

    Obama's Immigration Reforms Met With Enthusiasm, Anger
    President Barack Obama's decision to take executive actions to protect almost 5 million people who live in fear of deportation because they are undocumented immigrants met with some enthusiasm in Connecticut among immigrants and their supporters Thursday,...