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2015/01/27 01:05
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SACRAMENTO — In a historic change that initiated one of the most significant political reforms in recent California history, an independent commission in 2011 drew new political district boundaries...
2015/01/27 01:05
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2015/01/23 06:45
2015/01/23 06:45
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Secretary of State Kate Brown hopes a more Democratic Legislature will improve the odds for her effort to automatically add licensed drivers to the voter rolls. Brown's initiative is one of several...
2015/01/23 05:19
2015/01/23 05:19
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University of California President Janet Napolitano, left, and California Gov. Jerry Brown are at odds over the former’s request for a significant tuition hike at the school. (Beck...
2015/01/23 01:29
2015/01/23 01:29
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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Secretary of State Kate Brown hopes a more Democratic Legislature will improve the odds for her effort to automatically add licensed drivers to the voter rolls. Brown's...
2015/01/21 00:02
2015/01/21 00:02
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California Democratic U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer caught many people off-guard when she announced she would not seek a fifth term in 2016. But politicos quickly overcame their shock and began to speculate...
2015/01/15 13:23
2015/01/15 13:23
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ANNAPOLIS — Lawmakers returned to Annapolis Wednesday for the start of Maryland’s 435th legislative session to broad calls for bipartisanship, with 90 days to get the business of the state done. The...
2015/01/15 00:44
2015/01/15 00:44
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You can count this as a defense of Gov. Asa Hutchinson or not, but he will repeat history rather than make it by engineering a tax cut right at the outset. Tax cuts may look unwise in retrospect and...
2015/01/14 06:17
2015/01/14 06:17
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A political earthquake Nov. 4 toppled eight years of total dominance by Democrats in Annapolis — and installed a new Republican governor. Today, Jan. 14, Calvert County returns its delegation —...
2015/01/13 21:31
2015/01/13 21:31
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Governor Chris Christie's 2015 State of the State Address As Prepared for Delivery: Mr. Speaker... Mr. Senate President... Lt. Governor Guadagno... Members of the legislature... Friends and...
2015/01/13 18:17
2015/01/13 18:17
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Maryland's 188 legislators will be sworn in tomorrow at the start of the General Assembly's 435th session, but the most important figure in Annapolis, Gov.-elect Larry Hogan, won't join them until his...
2015/01/13 16:49
2015/01/13 16:49
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Ernest Dumas, who's been covering Arkansas governors for five decades, provides historical context for the $100 million income tax cut that new Gov. Asa Hutchinson seems certain to push through a...
2015/01/13 02:28
2015/01/13 02:28
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New Illinois governor orders spending freeze CHICAGO (Reuters) - Illinois' new governor, Bruce Rauner, took his first shot Monday at addressing the state's crippling financial crisis, ordering all...
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2015/01/12 21:02
2015/01/12 21:02
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Sticking to his track record of fiscal prudence, Gov. Jerry Brown unveiled a record $113 billion general fund budget on Friday that focused a large chunk of new spending on paying down debt and...
2015/01/12 16:49
2015/01/12 16:49
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CHICAGO (AP) - The state leader that Illinois Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner most admires - former Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels - says Rauner faces steeper challenges, but also has a path to enact real...
2015/01/12 15:52
2015/01/12 15:52
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The speech comes as the GOP's 2016 presidential campaign is moving ahead in earnest. Last week, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said he would establish a political action committee that will allow him to...
2015/01/11 18:41
2015/01/11 18:41
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Republican Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner starts his term Monday promising to "shake up Springfield." The Winnetka businessman has replaced the stuffy black-tie inaugural balls of years past with what his...
2015/01/09 11:09
2015/01/09 11:09
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BOSTON — Republican Charles D. Baker Jr. was sworn in as the state's 72nd governor Thursday, pledging along with Lt. Gov. Karyn E. Polito of Shrewsbury to tackle the problems others wouldn't. “We're...
2015/01/09 04:34
2015/01/09 04:34
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BOSTON >> Placing his hand on the family Bible, Republican Gov. Charlie Baker took his oath of office Thursday and said in his inaugural speech that some of the state's toughest challenges have...
2015/01/07 23:54
2015/01/07 23:54
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With the bang of a gavel, the 2015 Legislature was called into session Wednesday. The House unanimously re-elected Rep. Shap Smith of Morrisville to a fourth term as speaker while senators returned...
2015/01/07 00:45
2015/01/07 00:45
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Republican candidate for governor Scott Milne is making a final appeal to voters and state legislators ahead of Thursday's vote that will determine who will lead the state for the next two years. The...
2015/01/27 01:05
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