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Denver Post
The state of the death penalty in ColoradoTwo years ago, when Gov. John Hickenlooper granted Nathan Dunlap an indefinite
The state of the death penalty in Colorado
Denver Post / Posted 15 hours ago
Two years ago, when Gov. John Hickenlooper granted Nathan Dunlap an indefinite reprieve on his death sentence for the Chuck E. Cheese murders, he said he hoped to spark a conversation about the death penalty. In that spirit, we asked a number a... Read more
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Arkansas Times
Yes, highway construction will require a tax increaseOf course a tax increase is necessary to restore highway construction to levels
Yes, highway construction will require a tax increase
Arkansas Times / Posted 21 hours ago
Of course a tax increase is necessary to restore highway construction to levels desired by the Highway and Transportation Department and the construction industry. Common sense doesn't go far with the Republican legislature, though. Still they talk... Read more
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Boulder Weekly
Scott Walker cuts higher-ed budgetThe Wisconsin governor says he should be America’s president because he’s a pro
Scott Walker cuts higher-ed budget
Boulder Weekly / Posted yesterday
The Wisconsin governor says he should be America’s president because he’s a proven budget whacker who, by gollies, has dressed down teachers, slashed funding for higher education, busted unions and gone after welfare recipients. He’s the Koch... Read more
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The Columbus Dispatch
John Kasich draws crowds, talks climate change in New HampshireOhio Politics Now: The Daily Briefing The Dispatch public affairs team talks
John Kasich draws crowds, talks climate change in New Hampshire
The Columbus Dispatch / Posted yesterday
Ohio Politics Now: The Daily Briefing The Dispatch public affairs team talks politics and tackles state and federal government issues in the Buckeye Forum podcast. Your Right to... Read more
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Salt Lake City Weekly
Party AnimalsA long-standing feud between Utah State Sen. Todd Weiler, R-Woods Cross, and Ut
Party Animals
Salt Lake City Weekly / Posted 2 days ago
A long-standing feud between Utah State Sen. Todd Weiler, R-Woods Cross, and Utah Republican Party Chairman James Evans may have finally reached a tipping point, as Evans told City Weekly this week that Weiler has been calling party donors and... Read more
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Arkansas Times
Asa Hutchinson: trying to pleaseMike Beebe is celebrated for the finesse with which he governed Arkansas with a
Asa Hutchinson: trying to please
Arkansas Times / Posted 9 days ago
Mike Beebe is celebrated for the finesse with which he governed Arkansas with a legislature that for two years was effectively controlled by the other party and for his last two years with Republican numerical control as well. So what will they say... Read more
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Arkansas Times
Arkansas private option continues to get rave reviews* Reduced the number of uninsured. * Brought down the cost of uncompensated ca
Arkansas private option continues to get rave reviews
Arkansas Times / Posted 9 days ago
* Reduced the number of uninsured. * Brought down the cost of uncompensated care for hospitals and others. * Strengthened the insurance marketplace. The brief could have added that a whopping infusion of federal dollars has also buttressed other... Read more
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Arkansas Times
Hutchinson's dilemma same as Beebe's and his GOP affiliation doesn't helpHutchinson’s dilemma is the same as Beebe’s was. He must not seem to be giving
Hutchinson's dilemma same as Beebe's and his GOP affiliation doesn't help
Arkansas Times / Posted 10 days ago
Hutchinson’s dilemma is the same as Beebe’s was. He must not seem to be giving any quarter to the black president or his signature achievements, even while feasting upon them [the millions in federal spending that props up state government and... Read more
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The Gadsden Times
2011 Alabama law resembles Trump's immigration policiesThe Byrds are third-generation farmers, and the traffic down Route 90, toward t
2011 Alabama law resembles Trump's immigration policies
The Gadsden Times / Posted 12 days ago
The Byrds are third-generation farmers, and the traffic down Route 90, toward the Gulf of Mexico, brings in travelers who want fresh honey, fresh peaches, fresh okra. Driving 45 minutes to Mobile was asking a little much, even if the next president... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Surge by GOP dark horse John Kasich is challenge to Christie, BushSALEM, N.H. — In a small, stuffy Elks Lodge meeting room, Ohio Gov. John Kasich
Surge by GOP dark horse John Kasich is challenge to Christie, Bush
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 13 days ago
SALEM, N.H. — In a small, stuffy Elks Lodge meeting room, Ohio Gov. John Kasich pitched his brand of Big Tent inclusiveness. In his flat Midwestern monotone, Kasich, now a Republican presidential candidate, cast himself as a rare conservative with a... Read more
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Washington Post
Alabama tried a Donald Trump-style immigration law. It failed in a big way.ROBERTSDALE, Ala. — Kim and Renee Byrd had wanted to see Donald Trump’s speech
Alabama tried a Donald Trump-style immigration law. It failed in a big way.
Washington Post / Posted 13 days ago
ROBERTSDALE, Ala. — Kim and Renee Byrd had wanted to see Donald Trump’s speech in Mobile, but there were vegetables to sell. The Byrds are third-generation farmers, and the traffic down Route 90, toward the Gulf of Mexico, brings in travelers who... Read more
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Washington Post
Alabama tried a Donald Trump-style immigration law. It failed in a big way.Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a rally at Ladd-Pe
Alabama tried a Donald Trump-style immigration law. It failed in a big way.
Washington Post / Posted 13 days ago
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a rally at Ladd-Peebles Stadium on Aug. 21, 2015 in Mobile, Ala. (Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images) ROBERTSDALE, Ala. — Kim and Renee Byrd had wanted to see Donald Trump’s speech in Mobile,... Read more
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The News & Observer
Shuler-Ross NC Democratic Senate primary possible | News & Observer August 16, 2015 Former Congressman Heath Shuler and form
Shuler-Ross NC Democratic Senate primary possible
The News & Observer / Posted 20 days ago
| News & Observer August 16, 2015 Former Congressman Heath Shuler and former state Rep. Deborah Ross seem poised to enter Senate race Primary... Read more
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Arkansas Times
Seniors hurt by cuts During the 2015 legislative session, the budget for state Senior Citizens Cen
Seniors hurt by cuts
Arkansas Times / Posted 27 days ago
During the 2015 legislative session, the budget for state Senior Citizens Centers was slashed 20 percent, from $5 million annually to $4 million projected for 2016, despite the fact that the 65-and-older population is steadily... Read more
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Times News
Wolf makes stop in SlatingtonGov. Tom Wolf made Slatington Elementary School the first of his three stops Th
Wolf makes stop in Slatington
Times News / Posted 28 days ago
Gov. Tom Wolf made Slatington Elementary School the first of his three stops Thursday morning as part of his "Schools That Teach" Tour. A crowd of about 40, comprised primarily of district faculty, administrators and board members, were in... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Flawed pension system taxing school districtsEditor, In June, Hazleton Area School Board passed its 2015-2016 budget totali
Flawed pension system taxing school districts
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted a month ago
Editor, In June, Hazleton Area School Board passed its 2015-2016 budget totaling some $140 million. It’s a huge sum of money, and the district will be using nearly one-third of its fund balance, another name for “savings account,” to balance the... Read more
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Slate
How to Save the Voting Rights ActWho's winning, who's losing, and why. In 2010, the Simpsonsfeatured a news hel
How to Save the Voting Rights Act
Slate / Posted a month ago
Who's winning, who's losing, and why. In 2010, the Simpsonsfeatured a news helicopter emblazoned with the logo: “FOX News: Not Racist, But #1 with Racists.” That slogan might be applied to today’s Republican Party, which in recent years has actively... Read more
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TribLIVE
Winners & losers: The Pennsylvania budget siegeThere's a budget impasse in its 33rd day today. But from the looks of the Capit
Winners & losers: The Pennsylvania budget siege
TribLIVE / Posted 1 months ago
There's a budget impasse in its 33rd day today. But from the looks of the Capitol, you'd never know it. There are no drum-beating protests. The General Assembly is nowhere near the Capitol. Members are on the beach, playing golf or working hard in... Read more
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Washington Post
This is why the Voting Rights Act is on trial in North CarolinaPresident Lyndon B. Johnson goes to shake Martin Luther King Jr.’s hand on Aug.
This is why the Voting Rights Act is on trial in North Carolina
Washington Post / Posted 1 months ago
President Lyndon B. Johnson goes to shake Martin Luther King Jr.’s hand on Aug. 6, 1965, at the Signing of the Voting Rights Act in the Capitol Rotunda. (Yoichi R. Okamoto/LBJ Library) In a Winston-Salem, N.C. federal courthouse, closing arguments... Read more
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The San Angelo Standard-Times
GOP governors buck party tenets to expand MedicaidATLANTA — Republican governors are pressing forward to expand Medicaid even aft
GOP governors buck party tenets to expand Medicaid
The San Angelo Standard-Times / Posted 1 months ago
ATLANTA — Republican governors are pressing forward to expand Medicaid even after being stymied by lawmakers in their own party. As the Obama administration vows to help develop plans that will pass muster with conservatives, the governors of Utah... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Brownback orders $62 million in state budget adjustmentsGov. Sam Brownback sheared or shifted $62 million from the state budget Thursda
Brownback orders $62 million in state budget adjustments
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 1 months ago
Gov. Sam Brownback sheared or shifted $62 million from the state budget Thursday to appease Republican legislators who ended the longest session in Kansas history by attacking a deficit with a politically distasteful bill raising taxes, trimming... Read more
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The Rhinelander Daily News
Our View: A solid step forwardSo kudos especially to DNR secretary Cathy Stepp and also to her leadership tea
Our View: A solid step forward
The Rhinelander Daily News / Posted 1 months ago
So kudos especially to DNR secretary Cathy Stepp and also to her leadership team of deputy secretary Kurt Thiede and assistant deputy secretary Michael Bruhn. As we report today, the agency has shuffled the deck on its organizational ship, and with... Read more

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