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  • Can Floridans Believe Everything in Scott’s State of the State Address?

     
    Governor Scott is very proud of his record, and he believes that his platform and plan is working. In the last two years Florida’s unemployment rate has dropped 3% down to 7.9%, and is nearly down to the national average. There is a surplus in the...
  • Cal State trustees seek cure for 'bottleneck' courses

     
    They are the courses that can drive students to distraction, not to mention to failure or to drop out altogether. And the students who do poorly -- either through failing or withdrawing -- are slowing the progress of others working......
  • Quinn’s thrilling gambit sets chilling precedent

     
    From Sunday's print column Agreed, there was something deeply satisfying about Gov. Pat Quinn’s announcement last week that he was suspending the pay of state lawmakers until they acted on pension reform. "There is a principle as old as the......
  • Kwame again?

     
    Natasha Korecki at Brand X reports: Would (State Sen. Kwame Raoul of Chicago) run as Gov. Pat Quinn’s lieutenant governor? The answer is basically yes.... Raoul said he would consider the job with a major caveat — that it would......
  • Corbett’s stalled liquor privatization plans revving up again

     
    With the Legislature scheduled to come back to session next week, sides again are lining up for and against Gov. Tom Corbett’s stalled plan to sell the state liquor store system and open up beer sales. Northampton County District Attorney......
  • Year of surprises leaves soothsayers grasping for soothiness

     
    Print column, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013 The most surprising news event of 2013 was the botched rollout of HealthCare.gov, the Web portal to Obamacare. Yes, I'm sure the partisans who have long derided President Barack Obama for the lack of......
  • Turn out the lights on the 'lite gov.?'

     
    The Illinois House has just overwhelmingly passed a resolution to amend the state constitution and abolish the office of lieutenant governor. Roundup. It will save a comparatively paltry $2 million a year and could complicate the issue of gubernatorial...
  • Go away, Michael Bloomberg!

     
    I'm not totally unsympathetic to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's determination to spend some of his millions to fund campaigns against incumbent Democrats nationwide who appear to be in the pocket of the National Rifle Association. But this new ad........
  • Open thread: LMad takes a powder

     
    Big breaking story this evening: Lisa Madigan skips governor race, cites dad as main reason. I admit I didn't see this coming, at least not over the summer. I assumed she was going to stay in exploratory, wait-and-see mode until......
  • Quinn's salary grab: Clever gambit or impotent, unconstitutional grandstanding?

     
    RP reports: Governor suspends lawmakers' salaries in Illinois pension stalemate Gov. Pat Quinn said today he is suspending state lawmakers' pay until they come up with a comprehensive solution to the state's public pension mess, a dramatic gesture that...
  • Inkling-stained wretches predict the news of 2014

     
    Sunday's print column Readers and I are dancing together on that fine line between educated guesses and gut feelings, offering up hunches in bunches about the year ahead in Change of Subject's annual predict-the-news survey. Who will win and who......