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  • 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...
  • Vote results prime new Legislature for GOP, Democratic cooperation

    Stung by losses in the November election, the California Legislature's Democratic majority arrives for the first day of a new session Monday facing a political terrain more hostile to tax increases and other priorities of liberal lawmakers. The...
  • Donald P. Russo: Will Republicans be able to accomplish their goals in next two years?

    Donald P. Russo: Will Republicans be able to accomplish their goals in next two years?
    We survived the 2014 midterm elections. The American people have spoken. But what did they say? One thing we know for certain, the voters did not like President Obama. What is surprising, however, is how quickly political pundits began focusing on the...
  • 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...
  • Mario Cuomo, former New York governor, dies

    Mario Cuomo, a son of Italian immigrants who became an eloquent spokesman for a generation of liberal Democrats during his three terms as governor of New York but couldn't quite bring himself to run for president, has died. He was 82. Cuomo died...
  • Simsbury First Selectman Glassman Resigns Over Salary Cut

    Simsbury First Selectman Glassman Resigns Over Salary Cut
    SIMSBURY — Blaming the Republican-controlled board of selectmen for what she called an "abuse of power" in voting to cut her salary by 35 percent, First Selectman Mary Glassman announced Monday she will resign in January. Glassman, a Democrat,...
  • Mikulski: 'We need Hillary.'

    Mikulski: 'We need Hillary.'
    Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski told a group of Hillary Clinton supporters gathered in Baltimore County on Monday that Maryland would provide a "groundswell of grassroots" support for the former Secretary of State should she decide to run for president in 2016....
  • Kamenetz opens second term as Baltimore County executive

    Kamenetz opens second term as Baltimore County executive
    Kevin Kamenetz was sworn into office Monday for a second term as Baltimore County executive, pledging to go beyond running government with "an adroit hand with a ledger" to also press inclusion for the county's diverse population, opportunity in education...
  • Congressional Democrats have a list of resolutions for Obama

    Congressional Democrats have a list of resolutions for Obama
    Returning to Washington with fewer numbers and increased doubt about their direction in the new Congress, Democrats are pushing President Obama to pursue a more aggressive economic agenda that lays the groundwork for a political rebound in 2016 by...