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  • Southington Council Friction Flares Up

    SOUTHINGTON — Democrats on the town council claim the Republican majority is failing to tell them about town business, especially hiring and staff changes. The complaint flared up at a council meeting Monday night when John Barry, a Democrat and...
  • NYC Mayor de Blasio draws some ire for not endorsing Clinton

    Mayor Bill de Blasio, under fire from some fellow Democrats for not immediately endorsing Hillary Rodham Clinton for president, didn't back off his stance Tuesday, saying he needed to "hear what the vision is" before giving her his blessing. De Blasio,...
  • Top Massachusetts House, Senate Democrats in tug-of-war

    Beacon Hill's two most powerful Democrats are locked in an increasingly bitter tug-of-war over how bills live or die at the Statehouse. Senate President Stan Rosenberg has launched a public battle to try to change the system, which he said gives the...
  • Pennsylvania Senate moves to block Philly's sick leave law

    Pennsylvania's Republican-controlled state Senate sided with business groups Tuesday in a battle with advocates for low-wage workers over employee sick leave policies, including one in Philadelphia that would be blocked by an advancing bill. Senators...
  • Illinois lawmakers: Rauner must offer pension plan soon

    Gov. Bruce Rauner had better put his pension-plan cards on the table if he wants lawmakers to deal him a hand which includes budget-sparing retirement-benefit reductions, two pension experts in the Illinois General Assembly said Tuesday. Democrats who...
  • Merrillville Dems face off in 4th Ward race

    Merrillville Dems face off in 4th Ward race
    Town Council President Tom Goralczyk is being challenged by Marge Uzelac, a long-time committeewoman and former chair of the Merrillville Democratic Party, for the fourth ward council seat in the May 5 Democratic primary. Uzelac cited economic...
  • 5 things to know about Congress' return from a 2-week break

    Congress reconvenes Monday after a two-week recess, and plunges immediately into a fierce debate over how to control Iran's nuclear program. Lawmakers also will decide whether to confirm a new attorney general and whether to stabilize payments for...
  • FACT CHECK: Estate tax hits fewer than 1 percent of estates

    The federal estate tax inspires a lot of heated political rhetoric for a tax that very few people actually pay. The House is scheduled to vote this week on a bill to repeal the estate tax, part of a package of bills highlighting Wednesday's deadline to...
  • After legislative session, questions remain on spending

    Republican Gov. Larry Hogan and Maryland's Democratic leaders were conciliatory Tuesday morning in the aftermath of a late-session battle about state spending. They struck a bipartisan tone with Hogan's decisions still to come on whether to spend money...
  • Social Security is in trouble: Their Take

    Social Security is in trouble: Their Take
    Fixing Social Security It's no secret that Social Security is in serious trouble. The number of retirees is going to soar, and the number of workers paying taxes to support them is not. The trust fund that pays retirement benefits is projected to run...
  • North Dakota House rejects plea to fund rail safety program

    North Dakota's Republican-led House on Tuesday rejected a plea by Democrats to restore funding for a state-run rail safety program intended to supplement federal oversight of burgeoning oil train traffic. The debate came as the House approved the...