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Jack Markell

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  • Looking Out: Same-sex marriage gets spotlight, even without DOMA decision

    Looking Out: Same-sex marriage gets spotlight, even without DOMA decision
    In a week filled with gay news, let's start with what didn't happen this week: Supreme Court decisions regarding same-sex marriage. Not that the lack of the decision -- or for that matter, any hint as to what the decision will be -- stopped preemptive...
  • Quinn calls on House to send him gay marriage bill

    Quinn calls on House to send him gay marriage bill
    Gov. Pat Quinn called on the Illinois House to send him legislation to legalize gay marriage, saying lawmakers had plenty of time to make up their mind on the issue. The state Senate passed the measure on Valentine's Day, and the governor has said he'...
  • Superstorm Sandy, state by state

    Superstorm Sandy, state by state
    States along the East Coast were pummeled as Superstorm Sandy came crashing ashore. The storm officially made landfall along the coast of southern New Jersey Monday night, but it is affecting a much wider area. By early Tuesday, more than 7.5 million...
  • Republicans score key gubernatorial win in North Carolina

    Republicans score key gubernatorial win in North Carolina
    Republicans picked up a key seat in North Carolina, flipping a state that hasn't elected a GOP governor since the 1980s, according to CNN projections. Eleven states are holding gubernatorial races Tuesday, in which Democrats are defending eights seats;...
  • GOP Expands Majority in Governors' Mansions

    GOP Expands Majority in Governors' Mansions
    Republicans flipped North Carolina, a state that hasn't elected a GOP governor since the 1980s, expanding their national lead over Democrats at the statehouse level, according to CNN projections. Eleven states held governors' races Tuesday. Democrats...
  • Rethinking the food vs. fuel debate

    Rethinking the food vs. fuel debate
    This year's drought, along with recent news reports of the lowest corn yield in 17 years, has rekindled the food vs. fuel debate — and, for good reasons. When Congress passed the Energy Independence and Security Act in 2007, an ambitious schedule...
  • Two More States Allow Same-sex Civil Unions

    Two More States Allow Same-sex Civil Unions
    HAWAII -- Several same-sex couples came together in the first minutes of New Year's Day in Honolulu to become the first in the state's history to enter into civil unions. "We really don't want to wait any longer because we have been together for 33 years...
  • Md., Del. to share information on violent offenders

    Gov. Martin O'Malley and Delaware Gov. Jack Markell announced Thursday an effort to better share information about violent offenders, adding another jurisdiction to the state's regional partnerships. The new agreement, announced at Salisbury University,...
  • Two Governors, Two Styles: Tax Increases In Connecticut, Tax Cuts In Nebraska

    In Nebraska, Republican Gov. Dave Heineman enacted the biggest tax cut in state history, and the state's unemployment rate of 4.2 percent is now the second lowest in the nation. In Connecticut, Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy enacted the largest tax...
  • New Del. toll plaza open in time for July 4 travelers on I-95

    Could Delaware's infamous toll plaza bottleneck finally have been uncorked? Delaware Department of Transportation officials say they've completed a $32.6 million project — just in time for the July 4 holiday weekend — that will greatly reduce...
  • Lillian Lowery named Maryland state superintendent of schools

    Lillian Lowery named Maryland state superintendent of schools
    An outsider with experience in leading a neighboring state through sometimes-unpopular reforms will become the next Maryland superintendent of schools, the state school board announced Friday. Delaware Secretary of Education Lillian M. Lowery, a 57-year-...