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  • Readers concur, 'Six Californias' don't add up

    SACRAMENTO—Judging by your emails, many readers agree with me that a proposed ballot measure to split California into six states is crazy. "Ridiculous." "Laughable." Also, you concur that this bird will never fly. Not only would the plan need to...
  • People Dying As State Dithers On Narcan

    How many people have to die of drug overdoses in Connecticut before the state government acts? That's a question for the governor, the General Assembly, and the array of state agencies — far too many, God knows — that have jurisdiction...
  • Jerry Brown pushes his plan for state reserve fund

    Jerry Brown pushes his plan for state reserve fund
    SACRAMENTO — Raising the stakes in his campaign to strengthen California's finances, Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday called a special session of the state Legislature for next week to consider a new plan to save money and pay off state debt, an...
  • Jobless rate rises slightly statewide

    Jobless rate rises slightly statewide
    Florida's unemployment rate ticked up slightly in March as the state added almost 23,000 jobs and the labor force grew by 59,000 people. The statewide jobless rate was 6.3 percent for the month, up a tenth of a point from February's 6.2 percent. In...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown grants 63 more pardons

    This post has been updated. See the note below for details. SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown's office announced pardons of 63 criminals on Friday, tying the clemency decisions to Good Friday. They follow 314 pardons released at Christmas and Easter...
  • McAuliffe eases voting rights restoration rules for drug dealers

    McAuliffe eases voting rights restoration rules for drug dealers
    RICHMOND – Convicted drug dealers won't have to wait several years to get their voting rights back any more under reforms Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Friday. McAuliffe also said he plans to shrink the waiting period for violent felons from five...
  • Scott-Bush-Martinez team up to demand Senate pass in-state tuition bill

    Scott-Bush-Martinez team up to demand Senate pass in-state tuition bill
    In a showdown with potential consequences at the polls this fall, a trio of Florida governors joined forces Friday to demand the state Senate pass a blocked bill that would offer in-state tuition to undocumented students whose parents immigrated...
  • Gov. Rick Scott: Cautious responses, little concrete information

    Gov. Rick Scott: Cautious responses, little concrete information
    Every politician chooses, at times, to finesse an issue rather than risk a straight (and potentially unpopular) answer. But Gov. Rick Scott is among the most circumspect elected officials in Florida's recent history, often providing responses that...
  • Greasy fish and bad jokes — it's Shad Planking time again

    Greasy fish and bad jokes — it's Shad Planking time again
    WAKEFIELD — Whatever they tell you, George Allen said, people don't come for the fish. They must come for something, though, because folks have been showing up beneath this copse of trees for decades, snacking on shad and bantering about politics....
  • 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...
  • 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...