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  • Record Public Financing Amounts Awarded to Candidates

    HARTFORD – State officials said Monday that public campaign financing awards to candidates for 2014 will total more than $33 million – a record amount for Connecticut’s taxpayer-funded election system. According to records from the...
  • Lincoln's Springfield still reveals the flesh-and-blood man

    Lincoln's Springfield still reveals the flesh-and-blood man
    While hogs wallowed in the muddy, unpaved streets, the tall, young man rode a borrowed horse into the town on the edge of the Midwestern prairie. The year was 1837. This was Springfield, soon to become the new capital of Illinois. Years later, the...
  • Brown releases new ads touting water bond, rainy-day fund

    Brown releases new ads touting water bond, rainy-day fund
    With the election 15 days away, Gov. Jerry Brown unveiled additional television and radio ads Monday in support of the $7.5-billion water bond measure and state rainy-day fund proposal that are the centerpieces of his re-election bid. Brown appears in...
  • To Govs. Jindal, Perry: A travel ban won't save lives, but Medicaid will

    For Bobby Jindal of Louisiana and Rick Perry of Texas, two Republican governors thinking about running for president, the Ebola virus has been a heaven-sent opportunity. It has allowed them to swank around as protectors of public health, distracting their...
  • Quinn, Rauner unleash negativity in final debate

    Quinn, Rauner unleash negativity in final debate
    Facing off for the final time in the contentious race for governor, Gov. Pat Quinn decried “savage cuts” in a Bruce Rauner budget, while the Republican challenger repeatedly branded the Democratic chief executive a “phony” and a...
  • FSU trustees OK 5-year, $2.15M contract for Thrasher

    TALLAHASSEE — Moving one step closer to Sen. John Thrasher becoming the school's president, Florida State University trustees on Monday unanimously approved a proposed five-year contract with a base value of as much as $2.15 million. Thrasher...
  • NRA endorses Hogan, and Brown campaign spreads the news

    NRA endorses Hogan, and Brown campaign spreads the news
    The National Rifle Association endorsed Republican Larry Hogan for governor Monday, and his opponent wants to make sure every Maryland voter knows it. While endorsements are usually trumpeted by the campaign receiving them, in this case it was Hogan's...
  • Don't give away rights

    Don't give away rights
    In response to the woman who decided not to vote for governor, she needs to realize her inaction would result in an automatic default to the incumbent, Rick Scott. If people don't exercise their precious right to cast a ballot in this, or any election,...
  • Gough Whitlam dies at 98; Australian prime minister was a reformist

    Gough Whitlam dies at 98; Australian prime minister was a reformist
    Gough Whitlam swept to political power in Australia in 1972 under a slogan, "it's time," that seemed to sum up everything that was stale and old-fashioned about an inward-looking, parochial nation. He was swept out less than three years later on Nov. 11,...
  • Tuesday: Will Rick Scott spend his millions to win the election?

    Tuesday: Will Rick Scott spend his millions to win the election?
          It is time for Gov. Rick Scott to bring out the heaviest hitter in his political arsenal. We’re talking about his wallet. After spending more than $75 million of his own money to get into the governor’s mansion four years ago,...
  • Dan Esty Says Climate Change Deal Needs Grassroots Push

    Dan Esty Says Climate Change Deal Needs Grassroots Push
    After two decades of international meetings on climate change have failed to reach consensus, the environmental world is beginning to sense a change in direction. The impacts of climate change no longer are being projected, they are being observed and...