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  • Rauner adds 37 to transition team

    Rauner adds 37 to transition team
    Republican Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner continued his transition to the state’s top job Wednesday by naming 37 people to serve on 10 policy committees, from agriculture to economic development to veterans affairs. Among those selected by Rauner to...
  • State Insurance Chief To Leave Dec. 11

    State Insurance Chief To Leave Dec. 11
    State Insurance Commissioner Thomas B. Leonardi, who led the department for nearly four years and traveled widely as an industry expert, is resigning to take a job with a New York investment firm. Leonardi, 60, is taking a job at Evercore Partners Inc.,...
  • Suicide bomber kills 5 in usually secure Irbil, Iraqi Kurdish capital

    Suicide bomber kills 5 in usually secure Irbil, Iraqi Kurdish capital
    A suicide car bombing stunned the normally secure northern Iraqi city of Irbil, capital of the semiautonomous Kurdish region, while Kurdish and Iraqi government forces mounted a new offensive against Islamic State militants. The explosion, which...
  • Virginia education secretary learns from visits to Newport News schools | With Video

    Virginia education secretary learns from visits to Newport News schools | <span style=color:#ff0000><b> With Video </b></span>
    NEWPORT NEWS — Virginia Secretary of Education Anne Holton asked students a lot of questions during a visit to Newport News schools Wednesday morning, quipping at one point that she's "a recovering lawyer, so I cross-examine everybody." Holton had...
  • Hillary Clinton is not too old to be president

    Hillary Clinton is not too old to be president
    Are there good reasons to vote against Hillary Clinton? If you gave me some time — like two seconds — I could come up with some. She's an unreformed hawk, a true believer in big government and a tedious speaker. During her 2008 campaign...
  • State Allocates More Money for New Sandy Hook Elementary School

    The State Bond Commission on Wednesday approved another $5 million for the planning and design of a new Sandy Hook Elementary School. The money is part of the state's commitment to spend up to $50 million to build a new educational facility for the...
  • State lawmaker looking for deal on ride-sharing regulations after veto

    State lawmaker looking for deal on ride-sharing regulations after veto
    SPRINGFIELD — A Democratic state lawmaker has decided to wait before attempting to override the governor's veto of a ride-sharing regulation bill as he attempts to work out a deal that would satisfy taxi drivers and companies like Uber and Lyft, a...
  • Election Complaints Investigated In Farmington, Simsbury Races

    FARMINGTON — The State Elections Enforcement Commission is investigating three complaints filed against 21st House District candidate Patty Stoddard prior to the Nov. 4 election. The complaints, filed by Farmington resident Arleen Kline on Oct. 24,...
  • Bond Commission Approves Nearly $267 Million in Borrowing for Capital Projects

    Bond Commission Approves Nearly $267 Million in Borrowing for Capital Projects
    The State Bonding Commission on Wednesday swiftly and unanimously approved borrowing nearly $267 million to fund dozens of new capital projects. There was no dissent over the merits of the proposals, which include repurposing a building for a musical...
  • University of California poised to hike tuition as regents, Gov. Brown battle

    A key UC regents committee moved Wednesday to hike tuition by as much as 28% over the next five years despite strong opposition from the governor, legislative leaders and students. The regents committee on long-range planning approved the hike in a 7-...
  • Texas to draw down guard troops on border in early 2015: official

    Texas to draw down guard troops on border in early 2015: official
    Texas plans to begin winding down its deployment of state National Guard troops to the border with Mexico around March or April of next year, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst told reporters on Wednesday. State leaders on Tuesday requested $86.1 million in...