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  • 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...
  • Malloy Doesn't See Connecticut Expanding Gambling

    Malloy Doesn't See Connecticut Expanding Gambling
    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Monday he won't play a "lead role" in any legislation to expand gaming to include a slots parlor near I-91 between Hartford and Springfield. Malloy told reporters Monday the issue is a legislative matter, and he doesn't...
  • Malloy Focusing On Budget Cuts This Week As Deficit Looms

     Malloy Focusing On Budget Cuts This Week As Deficit Looms
    HARTFORD — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will be cutting the state budget later this week in order to help close a projected deficit ranging between $89 million and $99 million in the current fiscal year. Malloy's budget director, Benjamin Barnes, said...
  • Former state Sen. John J. Lanigan dies

     Former state Sen. John J. Lanigan dies
    John J. Lanigan represented Chicago's Southwest Side in the state Senate for two terms before serving as an Illinois savings and loan commissioner and 17 years on the Illinois State Board of Elections. A fiscal conservative, Mr. Lanigan was a forceful...
  • A battle for UC's soul

    A battle for UC's soul
    The current tension over proposed tuition hikes at the University of California — as much as 5% each year for the next five years — shouldn't be mistaken for just another debate about how much students can or should pay. It's nothing less than...