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  • Arizona political group dumps $11 million into California races

     
    An obscure Arizona political group pumped $11 million into California politics this week, shaking up two of this year's most closely watched campaigns....
  • Singh endorsed by public employees union

     
    Rick Singh, the Democrat who seems to be giving incumbent Republican property appraiser Bill Donegan all he wants, has picked up a big Labor endorsement. The candidate announced today he's won the nod of the AFSCME Florida Council 79, said to be the ...
  • Bob Casey hits an AFSCME phone bank near Harrisburg.

     
    With the clock ticking down to Election Day, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey spent part of his Monday night courting some of the voters who will count most for him on Tuesday: Union workers who were running a phone bank at......
  • Monday Morning Coffee: The Final Push --- the Battle for the 'Burbs.

     
    Good Monday Morning, Fellow Seekers. We never thought we'd hear ourselves say this, but Pennsylvania, thank you for being the stick-in-the-mud, stuck-in-your-ways kind of state that's driven us batty for more than a decade. That's because the state's...
  • Judge says state can’t privatize all prison health-care

     
    By Brandon Larrabee, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — A judge struck down a decision by the Legislative Budget Commission to privatize health-care at prisons across most of the state, one of the first times a court has weighed in on the...
  • Obama outspends Romney on campaign advertising

    Obama outspends Romney on campaign advertising
    WASHINGTON — President Obama pumped three times more money into media ads than Republican challenger Mitt Romney last month as both candidates dramatically stepped up their spending, racing through as much money as they brought in. August marked...
  • Bill would allow child-care workers to unionize

    SACRAMENTO -- The California Assembly approved legislation Thursday that would allow thousands of child-care workers to join unions, renewing a controversial proposal that has been vetoed by governors from both political parties. The bill (AB 641),...
  • Liberal groups to counter anti-Obama healthcare efforts in August

    Liberal groups to counter anti-Obama healthcare efforts in August
    With tea party Republicans threatening to shut down the government in an effort to roll back President Obama's healthcare law, several progressive groups are teaming up in a new effort to convince skeptical voters of the benefits of the new law....
  • House Dems don't like #PaLottery privatization, have no idea what to do about it.

     
    House Democrats gathered on the steps of the Main Rotunda this morning to loudly denounce the Corbett administration's plan to let a company from England (where they talk funny and play the wrong kind of football) take over the day-to-day......
  • State lawmakers vet Lottery privatization proposal.

     
    The senior executives of the British-based company poised to take over the day-to-day management of the Pennsylvania Lottery say they have a simple plan to get more people playing to scratch-off and numbers games that underwrite services for the state&#...
  • 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: Editorial Board Roundtable Chicagotribune.com -- Tribune editorial page editor Bruce Dold talks about the week's news...
  • Wednesday Morning Coffee: Lottery union says it could beat private bid.

     
    Good Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Just when you thought things couldn't get any weirder with the debate over whether to turn the day-to-day management of the $3.5 billion PA Lottery to an English company, the union representing about 200 agency........