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  • Michigan's Snyder clashes with fellow Republicans on union pay

    LANSING, Mich. As Republicans across the U.S. try to erode union power and protections, in Michigan they're running into an unlikely stumbling block: Republican Gov. Rick Snyder. The Republican-dominated Legislature is trying to repeal Michigan's 50-...
  • Playing chicken with national security

    Playing chicken with national security
    At midnight Sunday, several key provisions of the Patriot Act will expire. A vital electronic surveillance program will go dark. The program collects and stores metadata — records of Americans' phone calls, but not the content of those calls...
  • Effort to expand Illinois gambling likely pushed into summer

    An effort to generate much-needed revenue for Chicago and Illinois by opening a city-owned casino and expanding gambling elsewhere could be pushed into summer as lawmakers negotiate a deal that could include "satellite" casinos in central and southern...
  • Duckworth: Democratic 2016 Senate primary hurts Kirk

    U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth said Thursday that a potential challenger in the Democratic primary for Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk's seat won't hurt her in a 2016 contest that's already heating up. Duckworth, who was recently elected to a second term in U....
  • Clock's ticking, President Cullerton. Help these suburban taxpayers.

    Clock's ticking, President Cullerton. Help these suburban taxpayers.
    Earlier this week, after several rounds of testy, theatrical votes aimed at embarrassing Gov. Bruce Rauner, the Illinois House actually debated a bill on circuses. Oh, the irony. Perhaps you've noticed Springfield is heavy into lawmaking, aka sausage-...
  • Bill requires Connecticut labs to conduct hair follicle test

    A bill that would require clinical laboratories in Connecticut to conduct hair follicle drug tests ordered by medical personnel is moving to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's desk. The House of Representatives on Thursday overwhelmingly approved the bill, which...
  • NC's 72-hour abortion waiting period moves closer to passage

    A bill that would extend the abortion waiting period to 72 hours in North Carolina moved closer to passage with a favorable vote Thursday on the Senate floor. After a lengthy debate, the full Senate gave tentative approval to the bill, and a final vote...
  • Community news for Windsor Locks edition

    Sen. Kissel welcomed local cadets to Capitol WINDSOR LOCKS - Sen. John A. Kissel (center) on May 20 welcomed Gianna Molinari of Windsor Locks (left) and Domenic Sogliuzzo of Granby (right) to the State Capitol. Molinari and Sogliuzzo are involved in...
  • Trade votes play big in 2016 politics

    WASHINGTON Rob Portman isn't a bomb thrower. But his pitch last week for an amendment cracking down on countries that artificially weaken their currencies threatened to blow up President Barack Obama's trade agenda, and exposed a deep split in...
  • Senate hopeful Patrick Murphy rolls out Broward endorsements

    Senate hopeful Patrick Murphy rolls out Broward endorsements
    Eight of Broward's top elected Democrats are signing on with Patrick Murphy's U.S. Senate campaign. Murphy, currently a congressman representing northern Palm Beach, Martin and St. Lucie counties, is so far the only candidate seeking his party's...
  • Conservative group running pro-Grayson, anti-Murphy ad

    A group that backs conservative Republicans is running ads in Florida taking the side of liberal U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson and against moderate Congressman Patrick Murphy. And in doing so, the Club for Growth might be butting its nose into a potential...