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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....
  • 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...
  • Open thread: The Weeks in Review

     
    The "Weeks in Review" feature is an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but not limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup of......
  • McCord steps up to face other Democrats and Corbett

     
    Yo! Gov. Tom Corbett’s approval ratings remain lower than Ryan Howard’s batting average. The question is who comes out of their slump first: Corbett or Howard. Democrats sure don’t think it’ll be Corbett because another one just...
  • Jeb’s new book stirs immigration flap

     
    By William E. Gibson, Washington Bureau WASHINGTON  — Former Gov. Jeb Bush stirred controversy on the immigration front and revived speculation that he will run for president in 2016 while releasing a provocative book on Tuesday that says illegal...
  • Scott to lawmakers on past two years: “It’s working”

     
    Gov. Rick Scott went before the Florida Legislature and offered a huge dose of sellf-congratulation as well as praise for lawmakers. “Two years ago, we met together facing crippling debt, record-high unemployment and a downward spiral of job losses,...
  • Guest list: Rick Scott, Deborah Norville, Arnold Palmer; how do you make the Arnold Palmer drink?

     
    In local public-affairs programming this weekend: ***Gov. Rick Scott talks to Ybeth Bruzual on “Political Connections” at 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. Sunday on Central Florida News 13. The interview was conducted 24 hours before Lt. Gov. Jennifer...
  • Scott pushes teacher raises, praises his polices as Florida Legislature opens

     
    Gov. Rick Scott told lawmakers today that teachers deserve a $2,500 raise in the coming year because “Florida's education system is making tremendous progress.” Scott addressed the Florida Legislature on its opening day as he gave his “...
  • Don't end it, just un-spend it

     
    Dear Members of the Illinois General Assembly: While I admire the principle and spirit of thrift behind the overwhelming vote last week in the House to eliminate the office of lieutenant governor via constitutional amendment, here’s a faster, better...
  • Ask the Governor

     
    I was working on two possible columns for today's Morning Call, both about Gov. Corbett. Below is the one I decided to use here instead: “We’ll begin taping in five minutes, Governor,” said the host of the Ask the Governor......
  • Free Renaldo Hudson? Mercy, yes!

     
    Why should Illinois release Renaldo Hudson? After all, he committed a ghastly, unprovoked murder — stabbed a 72-year-old man some 60 times then set his victim's bed on fire to try to cover his tracks — and was on death......