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  • Malloy And Foley Spar In First 2014 Debate

    Malloy And Foley Spar In First 2014 Debate
    NORWICH — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and former ambassador Tom Foley engaged in a contentious and intensely personal discussion about the state's economy Wednesday night in their first formal face-to-face exchange of the 2014 gubernatorial campaign....
  • August election postmortem – Yawn if you voted

    Sorting out Tuesday's Palm Beach County election results: Winner: Charlie Crist. It doesn't matter what party label he wears or how he flip-flops … uh, evolves on key issues — Crist is living proof of the power of likeability in politics. The...
  • Crist, Democrats seeking 'unity' to kick off campaign

    Crist, Democrats seeking 'unity' to kick off campaign
    Florida Democrats plan to hit the ground running starting in Orlando on Thursday with a "unity" tour featuring their newly chosen governor's candidate Charlie Crist and other top Democrats. They've got their work ahead of them with incumbent Gov. Rick...
  • Law enforcement agencies calculating costs of Ferguson, Mo., response

    ST. LOUIS Now that the unrest in Ferguson apparently has subsided, the bills soon will come due. For two weeks, law enforcement agencies from those in small cities all the way to the Missouri Highway Patrol and the state's National Guard sent officers...
  • Who's minding public pensions?

    In September 2012, Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a modest pension reform measure that tried to close some of the loopholes that could inflate pensions. Last week the board of the California Public Employees' Retirement System, or CalPERS, diluted...
  • Foley Releases 10-Page Plan On Taxes, Economy

     Foley Releases 10-Page Plan On Taxes, Economy
    HARTFORD — Just hours before the first gubernatorial debate Wednesday, Republican Tom Foley unveiled his plans for Connecticut with a focus on improving the economy, creating jobs, fixing low-performing public schools, controlling state spending,...
  • Voters deserve a gubernatorial debate that goes beyond platitudes

    California voters' best chance of hearing anything substantive from Gov. Jerry Brown about his plans for a final term will come next week in a televised debate. Maybe he doesn't have a clue. Maybe he has only a few vague notions, which I suspect. Or...
  • Clean autos get boost in 3 bills

    Clean autos get boost in 3 bills
    A bill that would phase out rebates for the wealthy who buy plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles passed the Assembly and could join two related bills Thursday on their way to Gov. Jerry Brown's desk. One of the other bills would increase the number of...
  • Will Michael Ballard go ahead with wish to be executed?

    To Northampton County's top prosecutor, mass murderer Michael Eric Ballard is a "mad dog" and a "poster boy" for the death penalty. To Ballard, District Attorney John Morganelli is a "little Napoleon" who has used his crime to score political points....
  • A different former Governor's thoughts on ethics: Sen. Kaine says Va laws too lax

    Like many Virginians, Sen. Tim Kaine finds the trial of fellow former Gov. Bob McDonnell a real downer.  “The whole thing has been really sad. There’s just nothing good to come out of it. I do think the ethical laws in Virginia are way too...
  • Quinn vetoes 70 mph speed limit for tollways

    Quinn vetoes 70 mph speed limit for tollways
    Gov. Pat Quinn today vetoed a measure that would have raised the maximum speed limit on Illinois’ tollways to 70 mph from the current 65 mph, citing safety concerns. “Recent evidence shows that drivers already travel at excessive speeds on...