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  • Ohio Democrats host US Senate rivals Strickland, Sittenfeld

    Recapturing the U.S. Senate will be the unofficial theme as Ohio Democrats gather for their party's annual legacy dinner. Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown is scheduled to be Friday's keynote speaker at the Athenaeum in downtown Columbus, with 2016...
  • GOP still unable to govern

    Now that the Grand Old Party has control of the Senate and House, I really thought it would prove to voters that it was capable of governing. Here was a long-sought chance to present a legitimate alternative to the Affordable Health Care Act, one that...
  • House passes compromise package to change how Medicare pays doctors

    The House of Representatives easily passed bipartisan legislation Thursday to update the way Medicare pays physicians and extend federal funding for a popular children's health insurance program, putting pressure on the Senate to act before Congress...
  • Rauner signs into law compromise plan to fix budget hole

    In an early major test of Illinois' newly divided government, the Senate passed a compromise plan Thursday to plug a $1.6 billion hole in this year's budget and avert shutdowns of state programs and services. New Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner signed the...
  • Assembly Republicans revamp caucus operations in bid to woo voters

    Assembly Republicans revamp caucus operations in bid to woo voters
    Republicans in the California Assembly, apparently resigned to the party's diminished influence in Capitol policy debates, will announce Thursday that they will focus less on trying to sway Democratic legislators and more on winning over voters. The...
  • Illinois Senate approves, Rauner signs short-term budget fix

    Illinois Senate approves, Rauner signs short-term budget fix
    The Illinois Senate on Thursday approved a measure that would resolve the state’s short-term budget woes, even as larger money problems loom over the rest of the spring session. The product of months of negotiations between Republican Gov. Bruce...
  • Watchdog says senior Homeland official broke no laws

    A senior Obama administration official violated agency ethics policies but did not break any laws when he intervened in three visa cases involving foreign investors with ties to prominent Democrats, a government watchdog told Congress Thursday. The...
  • Ex-aide of retiring Indiana senator running to replace him

    A well-connected Republican political operative is the first candidate to formally enter the race to replace retiring GOP Sen. Dan Coats of Indiana. Eric Holcomb, a former state Republican Party chairman, pointed during Thursday's announcement to his...
  • Bill would put Christie's tax incentives under microscope

    Details of business tax incentives like the $5 billion handed out under Gov. Chris Christie would have to be more extensively disclosed under a bill moving in the Legislature. The Assembly voted Thursday to approve a measure that requires the governor to...
  • $7B transportation budget passes despite license provision

    The state's transportation budget headed to the governor Thursday amid criticism from Democrats who claim a piece of the bill would discourage out-of-state college students in Ohio from voting in the swing state. At issue is a provision in the two-year,...
  • McAuliffe signs state budget with raises for state workers

    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has signed a new state budget that includes pay increases for state employees, boosts cash benefits for welfare recipients and has more money for the governor to spend on economic development. The Democratic governor...