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  • Republicans Offer Budget Plan That Includes Freeze On State Employee Wages

    Republicans Offer Budget Plan That Includes Freeze On State Employee Wages
    HARTFORD — Republican legislators issued a budget plan Friday that would restore money for social services, senior citizens and probate courts and help pay for that by enacting a one-year wage freeze for all state employees, reducing overtime...
  • Cardin plans to press on human rights in new role

    Cardin plans to press on human rights in new role
    A proposal to allow the United States to refuse visas and freeze assets of human rights abusers more easily is receiving renewed attention in Congress now that Sen. Ben Cardin, a chief architect of the measure, has become the top Democrat on the Senate...
  • Potential Clinton challengers make their cases in South Carolina

    COLUMBIA, S.C. �� South Carolina Democrats talked Saturday about whether anyone can beat Hillary Rodham Clinton in South Carolina, even though she wasn't at the party's convention in Columbia this weekend. South Carolina holds the first...
  • Lawmakers avoid divulging their vote on tax hike for roads

    Michigan voters will decide the fate of a sales tax increase linked to road improvements because that's what lawmakers proposed after deadlocking on directly raising taxes themselves. But in the months since, legislators have mostly kept quiet on what...
  • Legislative battle of wills means few bills passing

    Legislative battle of wills means few bills passing
    With just one week left in the legislative session, these bills appear to be dead: Guns in schools and on college campuses, allowing adoption agencies the right to turn away gay couples, limiting which bathrooms transgenders can use. The Florida...
  • For Mike Madigan, it's all about the power

    For Mike Madigan, it's all about the power
    One of the questions I get asked most often as an Illinois political reporter is," what is Mike Madigan really like?" The best answer I can give is if one were to look up the word "shrewd" in the dictionary, you'd likely see Mike Madigan staring back at...
  • No trade breakthrough expected with Japan during Abe visit

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to Washington next week comes amid heightened attention in Congress to an Asia-Pacific trade deal that has created a deep rift between President Barack Obama and members of his Democratic Party and whose...
  • History shows that Democrats are good for U.S. economy

    As we prepare for another presidential campaign, a theme one hears from Republicans is that their party is better for the economy. So I put on my historian hat and checked the record for the last century. The generally accepted benchmarks to measure the...
  • North Dakota OKs new oil tax framework, ends price triggers

    With oil prices sinking enough that drillers may soon see a more favorable tax rate, North Dakota lawmakers approved a new framework Friday that cuts the price-triggered exemption in exchange for a lower tax rate. North Dakota's House voted 66-26 after a...
  • Four Dems challenging Freeman-Wilson

    Four Dems challenging Freeman-Wilson
    Four Democrats stand in the way of Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson in the May 5 primary as she strives for a second term in office. The Democratic primary winner will face Republican Charles R. Smith in the Nov. 3 general election. The challengers include...
  • Gov. Hickenlooper signs $25 billion Colorado budget

    Gov. John Hickenlooper signed Colorado's $25 billion budget on Friday, a spending plan that sends more money to schools, transportation infrastructure and refunds to taxpayers because the state is collecting more money than it can keep. "We saw again...