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  • Thomas Kennedy, longtime Massachusetts lawmaker, dies at 63

    Massachusetts Sen. Thomas Kennedy, a Brockton Democrat who overcame an accident that required him to use a wheelchair and went on to serve in the Legislature for more than three decades, has died. He was 63. A lifelong resident of the city, Kennedy...
  • Major budget, pension and liquor votes near in Legislature

    Pennsylvania's large Republican majorities in the House and Senate on Monday went through the procedural moves needed to set the stage for a wave of floor votes on the budget and other major legislation despite the specter of looming vetoes at the hand of...
  • Arizona case gives Virginia redistricting reformers hope, not change

    Arizona case gives Virginia redistricting reformers hope, not change
    Groups calling for redistricting reform in Virginia were emboldened Monday by a U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding reforms in Arizona, but changes to Virginia's system remain a political long shot in the near term. In a 5-4 decision, the high court...
  • Jonathan Bernstein: Robert Bork would not have changed history

    As the U.S. Supreme Court ends its eventful term this week, many political analysts are stepping back to look at the history leading up to its important decisions, particularly on the marriage case. The name that keeps coming up is Robert Bork. Bork...
  • Democratic state lawmaker won't make Indiana's US Senate bid

    A state lawmaker considered a possible Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate next year has decided against entering the race. Democratic state Rep. Christina Hale announced Monday she would seek re-election in 2016 to her district on the northeast...
  • Top U.S. Senate candidates run quietly, for now

    Top U.S. Senate candidates run quietly, for now
    Watching the U.S. Senate race in California makes you yearn for one of those childhood gizmos that magically makes invisible ink visible. Without one, the race has been hard to see. Kamala Harris has been going about her business as attorney general,...
  • Things to know for Monday in Pennsylvania

    A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Monday. TIME RUNNING OUT ON STATE BUDGET The clock is ticking on Pennsylvania budget negotiations as the fiscal year winds down. Republican...
  • Trade backing: Obama still must advocate for US workers

    The following editorial appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Friday, June 26: Now that Congress has authorized President Barack Obama to negotiate trade agreements on its behalf, both the White House and lawmakers must ensure that the deals he...
  • Taxes, education debated as lawmakers near budget deadline

    A long-running partisan divide over taxes and education spending was repeatedly evident on Sunday as Pennsylvania lawmakers worked through the weekend in a rush to pass budget legislation in the days before the fiscal year wraps up. The Senate moved...
  • Gas tax increase gains momentum in Washington Legislature

    House and Senate transportation leaders said Sunday that they have finalized details of a multi-billion dollar transportation revenue package that includes an incremental increase in the gas tax. Democratic House Transportation Chairwoman Judy Clibborn...
  • Today: Pa. lawmakers convene for budget, liquor could be on the table

    HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania lawmakers headed back to work in the Capitol on Sunday with expectations the Republican majority may soon send the Democratic governor a state budget and other legislation he appeared likely to veto. The House's...