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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Will Gov. Scott thwart humane bid for limited medical marijuana?

    Before Florida voters decide the fate of medical marijuana in November, the Legislature might soon legalize a certain strain of medical pot — for kids. That would be pretty ironic, given all the "Just Say No" anti-drug campaigns aimed at school...
  • Will Clinton run?

    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,...
  • Abortion bill on its way to Gov. Scott

    Abortion bill on its way to Gov. Scott
    A bill that would prohibit now-legal abortions prior to the third trimester is headed to Gov. Rick Scott for his signature. The Senate, on a party-line vote of 24-15, passed the bill Friday morning. It would redefine viability and also would eliminate...
  • Neel Kashkari voices support for Gov. Brown's 'rainy day fund' plan

    Neel Kashkari voices support for Gov. Brown's 'rainy day fund' plan
    Neel Kashkari, a Laguna Beach Republican running for governor in the June 3 primary, expressed support Saturday for a proposal by Democratic incumbent Jerry Brown to strengthen California’s “rainy day fund” and accelerate the state&...
  • 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....
  • California judge named head of state's political ethics agency

    California judge named head of state's political ethics agency
    SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday appointed as head of California's political ethics agency a judge who has overseen the discipline of attorneys. Jodi Remke, presiding judge of the State Bar Court of California, is Brown's choice for...
  • Dr. Torrey C. Brown, state natural resources secretary, dies at 77

    Dr. Torrey C. Brown, state natural resources secretary, dies at 77
    Dr. Torrey C. Brown, the former secretary of Maryland's Department of Natural Resources who banned fishing for rockfish for a time in the 1980s, died of heart disease Sunday at Anne Arundel Medical Center. The Severna Park resident was 77. Born in...
  • Governor's race needs substance [Letter]

    Governor's race needs substance [Letter]
    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...
  • Democratic gubernatorial candidates to debate on TV May 7

    Democratic gubernatorial candidates to debate on TV May 7
    The three Democratic candidates for governor will meet in a televised debate May 7, the NBC station in Washington announced Thursday. The debate matching Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown, Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler and Del. Heather R. Mizeur is...