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  • Cheap gas, crumbling infrastructure spark fuel-tax talk

    While consumers rejoice at lower gasoline prices, states with fuel taxes that increase or decrease with the wholesale price of gasoline or the inflation rate are struggling to deal with declining revenues. Even in states with a per-gallon tax, fuel-...
  • Breaking down the 'cromnibus' vote

    WASHINGTON The House passed the cromnibus Thursday night 219-206, with 162 Republicans and 57 Democrats voting for the bill, and 67 Republicans and 139 Democrats voting against it. While the vote was close, the breakdown split along familiar lines. But...
  • South Florida Democrats split over 'cromnibus' spending bill

    South Florida Democrats split over 'cromnibus' spending bill
    South Florida's Democratic lawmakers split over the massive federal government spending bill. Most voted no because of the many provisions tacked on the legislation that have nothing to do with funding the federal government. But U.S. Reps. Debbie...
  • Harris becomes the face of latest anti-pot measure

    Rep. Andy Harris re-emerged Wednesday as a leading opponent of legalizing marijuana after lawmakers included a provision in the $1 trillion federal funding bill that appeared to block the District of Columbia from loosening its pot laws. The...
  • Spending bill's campaign finance provision puts more money in politics

    A proposal hammered out in private by congressional negotiators and buried at the end of a massive federal spending bill would dismantle some of the few remaining restrictions on campaign spending, allowing wealthy donors to dramatically increase their...
  • Hogan-Franchot shopping trip sends bipartisan message

    Hogan-Franchot shopping trip sends bipartisan message
    EASTON — Republican Larry Hogan and Democrat Peter Franchot met up Monday in this historic Eastern Shore town for a tour of downtown businesses and a public show of bipartisan holiday spirit. The governor-elect and the state comptroller — who...
  • Rubio blasts Senate Dems' CIA report

    Rubio blasts Senate Dems' CIA report
    UPDATED Dec. 10 4:23 pm with comments from U.S. Rep. Bill Posey. U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, blasted Democrats on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence for releasing its 518-page report on the CIA's detention and interrogation program. In...
  • Democrats sour over government funding bill with Republican priorities

    The mood among Democrats on Capitol Hill soured as details of a $1.1-trillion spending bill confronted them Wednesday with the reality of their eroding political leverage. Elections have consequences, Democratic negotiators said as they spent much of...
  • Echoing his Ehrlich years, Hogan names key staffers

    Echoing his Ehrlich years, Hogan names key staffers
    Republican Gov.-elect Larry Hogan appointed the first two members of his administration Wednesday, naming a former Ehrlich administration aide and a state senator as top staffers. Hogan picked Craig A. Williams to be his chief of staff and state Sen....
  • State constitution murky on appointing successor to Comptroller Topinka

    State constitution murky on appointing successor to Comptroller Topinka
    The Illinois Constitution is clear that a vacancy in the state comptroller’s office is filled by an appointment made by the governor. But the timing of Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka’s death on Wednesday, so close to the Jan. 12...
  • Democrats divided: How did they lose the white middle class?

    HOLLYWOOD, Fla. The Democratic Party is a mess. One group of party leaders sees 2014 as simply a bad year, requiring just some tweaks. Others regard 2014 as a disaster and want an overhaul, and fast. Leading the tear-it-up side are liberals, the party's...