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  • Quinn taken to court over patronage hiring at IDOT

    Quinn taken to court over patronage hiring at IDOT
    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....
  • State-approved torture in Oklahoma

    Pity the poor people of Oklahoma. Nobody deserves a governor this incompetent. Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R) first made national headlines last fall when she announced that the Oklahoma National Guard would refuse to provide spousal benefits to all...
  • Looking for complaints, Rick Scott instead finds praise for Obamacare

    Looking for complaints, Rick Scott instead finds praise for Obamacare
     – Gov. Rick Scott visited a senior center Tuesday to warn about cuts he said Obamacare is forcing in a popular version of the Medicare health program and to collect their horror stories. What he found was a satisfied group with few complaints....
  • Florida bill granting in-state tuition to immigrants clears hurdle

    The Florida Senate passed legislation Thursday that would allow the children of immigrants in the country illegally to pay in-state tuition rates to state colleges, clearing an election year hurdle for Gov. Rick Scott as he makes an aggressive pitch for...
  • Zorn: Don't make it harder to override governor's veto

    Zorn: Don't make it harder to override governor's veto
    Two ballot initiatives have been making news this week as backers of term limits and of changing the way Illinois draws its legislative maps submit their petitions to the State Board of Elections hoping for a spot on the November ballot. But while these...
  • Oklahoma prisons chief releases timeline of botched execution

    After a botched execution this week brought national condemnation, the head of Oklahoma's prisons called Thursday for a suspension of all executions in the state until its capital punishment policies could be reviewed. Department of Corrections Director...
  • Legislature sends Gov. Rick Scott the Orlando expressway merger bill

    Legislature sends Gov. Rick Scott the Orlando expressway merger bill
    TALLAHASSEE – The Legislature sent Gov. Rick Scott a plan Thursday to create a new Central Florida Expressway Authority which would oversee billions of dollars in regional road-projects. The Senate voted 36-0 to go along with a House compromise to...
  • Democrats plan two TV debates, one on radio

    Democrats plan two TV debates, one on radio
    The three Democratic contenders for governor have agreed on a plan to hold three broadcast debates — two televised and one on radio — before the June 24 primary, according to the campaign of Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown. Brown campaign...
  • Rauner says probe shows Quinn part of 'broken culture' in Springfield

    Rauner says probe shows Quinn part of 'broken culture' in Springfield
    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Pat Quinn today defended his $55 million anti-violence program now under scrutiny by a Cook County grand jury, saying he is not going to turn his back from public safety needs in Chicago and other urban areas. The Democratic...
  • Feds looking at Quinn's anti-violence program

    Feds looking at Quinn's anti-violence program
    SPRINGFIELD — Federal authorities have requested information about Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn’s $55 million anti-violence initiative that has drawn fire for mismanagement and misspending. The Illinois comptroller’s office got a call...
  • Democrats, Republicans see Hispanic voters as pivotal in governor's race

    Democrats, Republicans see Hispanic voters as pivotal in governor's race
    With the outcome of the governor's race hanging in the balance, Democrats and Republicans are aggressively competing for the support of Florida's Hispanic voters. Both sides have dramatically turned up the volume in recent days, with each side vying for...