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  • Foster won't run against Kirk, backs Duckworth

     Foster won't run against Kirk, backs Duckworth
    WASHINGTON — Rep. Bill Foster, of Naperville, announced Friday that he will not challenge Republican Sen. Mark Kirk in 2016 and instead is backing another Democrat, Rep. Tammy Duckworth. Foster, a physicist, said in a statement he wanted to...
  • FEC argues that ex-Sen. Larry Craig misused campaign funds

    WASHINGTON Former Idaho Republican Sen. Larry Craig "appears to have gambled that he would not be pursued for his violation" of campaign finance laws, the Federal Election Commission now says. In a new brief that resurrects details about Craig's 2007...
  • 25 years after reform effort, poorest schools still lag

    It was late, and Bob Stephens needed a drink. The former chief justice of the Kentucky Supreme Court was wrestling with an opinion in a school funding lawsuit. It was 1989, and what Stephens was about to write would dramatically alter public education in...
  • State Looking For National Role In Union-Backed Bill

    State Looking For National Role In Union-Backed Bill
    HARTFORD — Connecticut gained widespread attention in recent years as a national leader in Democratic circles by increasing the minimum wage and passing a first-in-the-nation statewide mandate for paid sick days for some service employees....
  • APNewsBreak: Top Dems seek alternative Pa. Senate candidate

    Top Democrats are pressuring Josh Shapiro, a former state lawmaker who heads Pennsylvania's third most populous county, to run for the U.S. Senate, a reflection of the party's unease with second-time candidate Joe Sestak. Two people familiar with the...
  • Fast-tracking trade deals can derail economy, send jobs abroad

    Some things improve with age; others just get worse over time. Promoting unfair trade has always been a bad idea, but in the past year-and-a-half, it's become clearer just how bad. Even so, Congress is about to consider a plan that would grease the way...
  • Former Kent County GOP chairman to run for Congress

    A former Kent County Republican chairman is running for Congress. Hans Reigle, an assistant professor and assistant director of aviation at Delaware State University, filed paperwork last month to run for Delaware's only seat in the U.S. House of...
  • Senate Votes To Block Closure Of Meriden Satellite Campus

    Senate Votes To Block Closure Of Meriden Satellite Campus
    HARTFORD — The Senate voted Wednesday to block the planned closure of the Meriden branch of Middlesex Community College, and then went further by voting for an amendment stating that no campus of a state college could be closed without legislative...
  • Senate To Take Up Bill To Expand Outreach to Female Veterans

    HARTFORD — The Senate approved a bill Wednesday that aims to address a "gender gap" in support services for female veterans. Senate Bill 904 would require the state Department of Veterans' Affairs to establish an outreach program for female...
  • Community briefs

    Women's health fair set for Saturday Aurora-based Partners in Health (CompaƱeros en Salud), a nonprofit coalition of community agencies, invites women over 18 years old to its 12th annual "Pathways to Wellness" health fair from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m....
  • What does Rand Paul presidential campaign mean for nervous Fed?

    MANCHESTER, N.H. Nearly six years ago, flanked by members of the Campaign for Liberty started after his father's presidential campaign, a longshot Kentucky candidate for Senate leaned into a bullhorn and called for the Federal Reserve to be scrapped....