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  • Cha-ching: Gov. candidates offer fund-raising details

     
    The old saying goes that the devil is in the details, and while that's a tired old maxim, it really does apply to the murky world of campaign finance. While Lucifer himself may not show up on anyone's year-end reports,......
  • New day, new poll woes for Corbett

     
    It wouldn't be too surprising to find the following headline on a liberal-leaning website like TPM: "Corbett in trouble says Keystone State poll." But in Human Events? It's no liberal rag. The magazine's motto is "strong conservative voices" and one......
  • Why gay marriage question still matters in the GOP race for governor

     
    Practically speaking, Bruce Rauner is correct when he answers "doesn't matter" when asked for his views on same-sex marriage. He's one of four candidates for governor in next month's Republican primary, and there's a better chance that the state Capitol.....
  • Parody Twitter accounts of the Illinois governor's race

     
    By Jessica Reynolds In 2014, is the parody Twitter account the new political attack ad? A handful of satirical Bruce Rauner accounts have popped up on Twitter recently. Each mocks Rauner's alleged $18 watch, his flip-flop on minimum wage and......
  • Weeks in review

     
    A roundup of state and local news-review and weekly political chat shows. Descriptions provided by the broadcast outlets in most cases: Connected to Chicago (.mp3 file, right click to download) WLS-AM 890. Host Bill Cameron with Greg Hinz of Crain's......
  • Skelton: Jerry Brown's speech was good, but not complete

     
    Gov. Jerry Brown is on a roll. Democrats effusively praised his State of the State speech, while Republicans held their fire....
  • Recess appointment decision excerpts

     
    From the Canning vs. National Labor Relations Board (pdf) opinion U.S. Court of Appeals in DC: (citations omitted) It is undisputed that the purported appointments of the three members were not made “by and with the Advice and Consent of......
  • Assembly race will split key Jerry Brown allies

     
    The battle for the Bay Area Assembly seat being vacated by Joan Buchanan next year will be a typical Capitol struggle, with labor-backed candidates squaring off against more business-friendly moderates. What will make next year’s race a bit...
  • 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,...