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  • Franchot urges veto of wind farm curb

    Franchot urges veto of wind farm curb
    Comptroller Peter Franchot urged Gov. Martin O'Malley on Wednesday to veto a bill that would halt a major wind energy project on the Eastern Shore, arguing that Somerset County desperately needs the jobs the project would generate. Franchot wrote in a...
  • Latest casino expansion proposal aims for Quinn backing

    Latest casino expansion proposal aims for Quinn backing
    In what has practically become a harbinger of spring, state lawmakers who favor gambling expansion began their annual push Wednesday by debating the latest plan to bring a massive casino to Chicago. But neither Gov. Pat Quinn nor Mayor Rahm Emanuel...
  • Does new marijuana study back Gov. Brown's warning about pot smokers?

    Maybe Jerry Brown was more right about marijuana than folks gave him credit for -- at least if a new study on pot has merit. You may recall that California’s governor, appearing on NBC’s “Meet the Press” in March, had this to say...
  • Metra releases names from its 'patronage files'

    Metra releases names from its 'patronage files'
    Hand-written index cards reflecting patronage hiring at Metra dating back 30 years contain recommendations from dozens of politicians—a virtual who’s who of clout ranging from Chicago aldermen to state legislators and even a well-respected...
  • Michael Smerconish: What Jeb Bush was really saying

    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush made news last weekend at the 25th anniversary celebration of his father's inauguration while speaking about his approach to a potential run in 2016. Even when appearing extemporaneous in an interview with Fox News' Shannon...
  • Jerry Brown calls legislative special session to debate reserve plan

    SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday called a legislative special session to prod lawmakers to approve his proposal for creating a new reserve fund, which the governor says will insulate the state from the economic turbulence it's suffered in the...
  • Gov. Quinn, let Chicago solve its pension crisis

    Gov. Quinn, let Chicago solve its pension crisis
    Step 1 of 4: Mayor Rahm Emanuel persuaded a majority of Illinois legislators to pass a bill that would let Chicago's City Hall ease the pension crisis for two endangered pension funds. Laborers and municipal workers would make future sacrifices to steer...
  • Democrats Using Gun Control As Weapon; Did McKinney Waver?

    It's clear that Connecticut's post-Newtown gun control law will play a loud role in the legislative campaigns as Second Amendment advocates attack supporters, predictably. But Democrats are also using the issue as a weapon against anyone who hints at...
  • Ken Ziffren's Next Act: Reviving Production in L.A.

    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....
  • Gov. Jerry Brown seeks to focus attention on reserve-fund proposal

    Gov. Jerry Brown seeks to focus attention on reserve-fund proposal
    SACRAMENTO -- By calling a special session of the Legislature for later this month, Gov. Jerry Brown is hoping to focus attention on a key part of his budget proposal, the creation of a new reserve fund. In many ways, Brown's action on Wednesday is a...
  • O'Malley, a good second choice [Commentary]

    O'Malley, a good second choice [Commentary]
    Why is Martin O'Malley running for the democratic presidential nomination when everyone on the planet knows it belongs to Hillary Clinton? After all, he is not a man known for flights of fantasy. And, according to a Baltimore Sun poll, most...