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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski courts union support for U.S. Senate bid

    Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski courts union support for U.S. Senate bid
    Construction trade unions would seem to be a natural constituency for Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski in his U.S. Senate bid. After all, Allentown's Neighborhood Improvement Zone, created by state lawmakers but championed by the mayor, has created...
  • 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...
  • Republicans Seek Wage Freeze To Restore Budget Cuts

    Republicans Seek Wage Freeze To Restore Budget Cuts
    Republican legislators called for restoring money for social services, senior citizens and probate courts Friday and will help pay for it by enacting a one-year wage freeze for all state employees, reducing overtime and eliminating the recent salary...