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  • 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...
  • California's economic stability leaves Gov. Brown a new challenge

    California's economic stability leaves Gov. Brown a new challenge
    SACRAMENTO — Soon after Jerry Brown was elected governor in 2010, he invited the state's top budget official, Ana Matosantos, to lunch at his office. He had just two months to prepare his first plan for tackling California's $26-billion deficit....
  • What has Brown accomplished? [Letter]

    What has Brown accomplished? [Letter]
    I realize Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown is now trying his darnedest not to be seen anywhere near the disastrous roll out of the Maryland health exchange, even though he was supposed to be the lead person on it ("A Democrat who can't vote for Brown," April 14). I...
  • Oregon leaders to vote on scrapping health insurance exchange

    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...
  • Quinn out for blood in 1st bout with Rauner

     Quinn out for blood in 1st bout with Rauner
    Watching Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn with Republican Bruce Rauner in their first debate late last week before the Illinois Education Association, in the first round of what promises to be a bloody, seven-month political fight, I got a good look at Gov....
  • Two Gubernatorial Candidates Owe Back Taxes

     Two Gubernatorial Candidates Owe Back Taxes
    They want to take charge of the state government and its $22 billion annual budget, but they haven't been able to pay some of their own personal bills — including state or federal taxes. That's true of two of the seven candidates for governor in...
  • With session over, O'Malley more free to focus on 2016

    With session over, O'Malley more free to focus on 2016
    His final legislative session is over, but Gov. Martin O'Malley is unlikely to have a restful last nine months in office. As he weighs whether to seek the Democratic nomination for president in 2016, political observers and those who have faced the same...
  • A legislative governor [Editorial]

    A legislative governor [Editorial]
    If voters remember anything from Martin O'Malley's first run for governor eight years ago, it's probably two big promises: to roll back a big increase in BGE rates and to end the culture of divisiveness in Annapolis to bring lawmakers together to get...
  • A state divided is no longer golden

    SACRAMENTO — Cracking California into six pieces and calling each chunk a state sounds really crackpot. Don't like this state government? How about five more? What about the notion of Los Angeles students attending UC Berkeley or San Diego State...
  • Bird lovers squawk over Sunday hunting

    Bird lovers squawk over Sunday hunting
    Arguing their safe access to public lands is threatened, birders are making a last-ditch appeal to Gov. Martin O'Malley to veto legislation that would expand hunting on Sundays in western Maryland. The Maryland Ornithological Society joined horse lovers...
  • A Democrat who can't vote for Brown [Letter]

    A Democrat who can't vote for Brown [Letter]
    There will be droves of registered Maryland voters who will vote for Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown to be Maryland's next governor simply because they do not want to cross party lines. I can relate to that, because, being a lifelong Democrat approaching 60...