| May 1, 2014
| 5:14 AM
A longtime ally of House Speaker Michael Madigan is trying to thwart efforts to ask voters whether to impose term limits on lawmakers and curb some of the politics in drawing new legislative district boundaries before the two proposed constitutional...
| Apr 27, 2014
Hillary Rodham Clinton sure sounds like a woman who wants to run for president.
"If you really want to do something, if you believe you're the right person to do it, if you think that it could make a difference, then you have to be willing to compete,...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 6:53 PM
DURHAM, Ore. — Oregon officials will vote Friday on whether to become the first state to scrap its troubled insurance exchange and switch to the federal system, after spending an estimated $248 million on an ambitious exchange that failed in...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 9:53 AM
A Chicago attorney who has long crusaded against patronage is asking a federal judge to investigate hiring under Gov. Pat Quinn, alleging the Democratic governor has continued to stack the Illinois Department of Transportation with political hires....
| Apr 25, 2014
| 6:00 AM
In a single issue, The Baltimore Sun had three articles I found interesting. The first was "Brown: Gansler comments 'reckless'" (April 23). I agree with the lieutenant governor that Attorney General Douglas Gansler's remarks show a lack of judgment...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 4:49 PM
SPRINGFIELD — The Democratic push to impose a graduated income tax rate in Illinois fizzled on Tuesday, refocusing the debate on whether the state’s temporary income tax hike should be made permanent.
Democratic Sen. Don Harmon had vowed...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Two months ago, one of Ken Ziffren's law partners, Matt Johnson, came into his office and said, "I am going to ask you to do something that you are going to enjoy, but you aren't going to enjoy the visibility."
"And I said, 'Uh oh,' " Ziffren recalls....
| Mar 19, 2014
| 5:56 PM
The governor's proposal to raise the minimum wage hit a snag Wednesday as a key senator said he would block the legislation until the administration agreed to increase pay for workers who care for developmentally disabled individuals.
Sen. Thomas M....
| Apr 3, 2014
| 6:56 PM
Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown’s campaign for governor filed a formal complaint against his chief rival Thursday, alleging Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler broke state law by organizing fundraisers during the General Assembly session.
| Mar 7, 2014
| 5:13 PM
DES MOINES — For more than 40 years, Iowa voters have played a vital role in picking the nation's president, culling the field of hopefuls and helping launch a fortunate handful all the way to the White House.
For about 35 of those years, Iowa has...
| Apr 2, 2014
Gov. Terry McAuliffe took his push for Medicaid expansion as an integral part of Virginia budget negotiations to business and health leaders in Hampton Roads on Tuesday.
At a trio of locations — the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce in Norfolk,...