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  • Political polarization leads to bad legislation

    Political polarization leads to bad legislation
    The Supreme Court's decision in King v. Burwell, permitting 6.4 million Americans to continue receiving subsidies to buy health insurance on the federal insurance exchange, elated liberals and enraged the right. Conservatives have already begun decrying...
  • Valerie Ervin says she's running for Congress

    Former Montgomery County Council president Valerie Ervin says she's running for Congress. Ervin, a Democrat from Silver Spring, announced Wednesday that she is running for Maryland's 8th District congressional seat. Rep. Chris Van Hollen is vacating...
  • Budget matters loom large on legislative session's final day

    Delaware lawmakers approved a $3.9 billion operating budget early Wednesday, shortly after the start of the new fiscal year, after resolving an impasse over a transportation funding bill that was the subject of partisan bickering and intense closed-door...
  • A look at GOP's budget, pension, school and liquor bills

    The House and Senate Republican majorities in the Pennsylvania Legislature sent four pieces of major legislation to the desk of Gov. Tom Wolf on Tuesday, the final day of the state government's 2014-15 state fiscal year. Wolf vetoed one of the bills on...
  • The Latest: Pennsylvania governor vetoes GOP's budget bill

    The latest news from efforts by Pennsylvania Republican lawmakers to send various pieces of major legislation to Gov. Tom Wolf's desk (all times local): ___ 10:38 p.m. Gov. Tom Wolf's office says he's officially vetoed a Republican-penned budget bill,...
  • Pennsylvania governor vetoes entire Republican budget bill

    Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf made good on his threat and swiftly vetoed the Republican-crafted spending plan Tuesday night just hours after the GOP's huge majorities in the Legislature sent it to him on the last day of the state government's fiscal year. The...
  • Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf vetoes Republicans' budget

    Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf vetoes Republicans' budget
    HARRISBURG — Wasting little time Tuesday night, Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed the entire budget the Republican-controlled Legislature sent him earlier in the evening, saying it was unworkable and leaving the state without a spending plan as the...
  • Summary of Pennsylvania's Republican budget

    Summary of Pennsylvania's Republican budget
    The Republican-led House and Senate spent Tuesday voting on a GOP budget and related bills. Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat, promptly vetoed the budget, but he said he would review the pension, liquor and other bills Wednesday. Budget The Republican budget...
  • Carson, Webb address presidential forum in Baltimore

    Carson, Webb address presidential forum in Baltimore
    A pair of long-shot presidential hopefuls fielded questions Tuesday on immigration, mental health and drug policy at a meeting of law enforcement officials in Baltimore. Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb, a Democrat, and retired Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon...
  • State Budget Finalized; $178M In Proposed Tax Increases Rescinded

    State Budget Finalized; $178M In Proposed Tax Increases Rescinded
    HARTFORD — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed legislation Tuesday that establishes a two-year, $40 billion state budget and rescinds $178 million of the nearly $1.5 billion in tax increases the legislature approved on June 3. The budget package generated...
  • Support for Puerto Rican bankruptcy builds on Capitol Hill

    WASHINGTON Puerto Rico's slide toward Chapter 9 bankruptcy continues to gain momentum; Sen. Charles E. Schumer announced Tuesday his intention to introduce legislation allowing such a move. The New York Democrat, along with Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-...