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  • Florida governor vows record education spending in re-election bid

    TALLAHASSEE (Reuters) - Governor Rick Scott, under intense criticism by his main opponent for cuts in school spending, on Thursday promised record spending on education next year if he wins a tough re-election campaign. "My mom taught me that a good...
  • Turmoil in Ferguson, Mo.: What you need to know

    As turmoil surrounding a police shooting in Missouri continues, here are some questions and answers about what has happened so far. What touched off the outcry near St. Louis? Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old, was shot multiple times and...
  • Prosecutor in Rick Perry cased called ethical, fair

    AUSTIN, Texas By all accounts, Michael McCrum is a man of contradictions. He's been a prosecutor and a defense attorney. He's backed both Republicans and Democrats for office. He's a criminal defense attorney who had to defend himself earlier this year....
  • Foley Wins Independent Party Backing, And 2nd Line On Ballot

     Foley Wins Independent Party Backing, And 2nd Line On Ballot
    WATERTOWN — Tom Foley, the Republican gubernatorial nominee, secured another line on the November ballot on Tuesday by winning the endorsement of the Independent Party over Trinity College professor and party activist John Mertens. The party has...
  • Texas Gov. Perry enters 'not guilty' plea to felony charges

    Texas Gov. Perry enters 'not guilty' plea to felony charges
    Texas Governor Rick Perry, a possible Republican candidate for the 2016 presidential race, has entered a not guilty plea to two felony counts of abuse of power, according to a legal document posted on Wednesday by a newspaper. Perry also waived his right...
  • McDonnell trial: Former Gov. McDonnell testifies about his life, not yet about his marriage

    McDonnell trial: Former Gov. McDonnell testifies about his life, not yet about his marriage
    RICHMOND – Former Gov. Bob McDonnell took the stand in his own defense Wednesday afternoon, speaking directly to jurors for the first time in the 18-day-old federal trial against him and his wife. McDonnell eased into his testimony, laying out a...
  • Rauner ratchets up pressure on Illinois Supreme Court over term limits question

    Rauner ratchets up pressure on Illinois Supreme Court over term limits question
    SPRINGFIELD — Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner on Tuesday sought to publicly pressure the Illinois Supreme Court to rule in favor of putting his term limit proposal on the November ballot, saying voters want a chance to weigh in on the...
  • Biden to raise money for Quinn, Democrats in Chicago

    Biden to raise money for Quinn, Democrats in Chicago
    WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden will visit Chicago on Monday to raise campaign money for Gov. Pat Quinn and Democrats running for Congress, a White House aide said.   The Democratic governor is in a tough re-election fight against...
  • Hogan vows to eliminate taxes on pensions

    Hogan vows to eliminate taxes on pensions
    Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan told residents of a retirement community Tuesday night that he wants to eliminate all state income taxes on pensions before the end of his administration. Hogan unveiled the proposal in response to a...
  • Judge blocks Louisiana governor's move to scrap Common Core tests

    NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - In a blow to Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal's move to withdraw his state from Common Core education standards, a state judge on Tuesday blocked Jindal's plan to scrap a key set of standardized tests due to be introduced in the...
  • Pryor Tells Superintendents: 'You Are On The Right Track'

    Pryor Tells Superintendents: 'You Are On The Right Track'
    HARTFORD — A day after announcing his plans to leave soon, state Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor addressed superintendents at their annual back-to-school meeting Tuesday, pointing to progress made during his watch and urging them to go forward...