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  • California Senate Approves Sweetened Movie-TV Tax Credit

    The California State Senate has approved legislation on a 32-2 vote to extend and expand California's movie and TV tax credit, more than tripling its current size to $330 million annually over five years. The vote came on Friday afternoon, two days after...
  • Political Operatives: Campaigns Tap Veteran Staffers For Governor's Race Rematch

    The fight for the Connecticut governorship between Republican Tom Foley and incumbent Democrat Dannel P. Malloy has generated significant national attention and, behind the curtain, attracted seasoned political operatives to both campaigns. With early...
  • McDonnell trial: The arguments are over, case likely to go to jury on Tuesday

    McDonnell trial: The arguments are over, case likely to go to jury on Tuesday
    RICHMOND – Attorneys made their final arguments Friday in the case against Bob and Maureen McDonnell, leaving it to a federal jury to decide the former first couple’s fate. Deliberations should begin Tuesday morning, after the holiday...
  • Md. lawmakers hitting the road for the midterms

    — With little competition at home, lawmakers from Maryland are traveling farther down the campaign trail this year to influence the midterm elections. Members of the state's congressional delegation have popped up in North Carolina, California...
  • Anatomy of an Illinois patronage scandal

     Anatomy of an Illinois patronage scandal
    It began with an anonymous complaint to the state's Office of the Executive Inspector General in April 2011: The sister-in-law of the Illinois Department of Transportation's chief counsel had been hired by IDOT without an interview, the tipster alleged,...
  • Pelto Falls Short In Clunky Ballot Petition Process

    Jonathan Pelto was really looking forward to the gubernatorial debates, to his chance to engage Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and GOP challenger Tom Foley on education and other issues. But to paraphrase Adlai Stevenson, a funny thing happened on the way to the...
  • Grant will help Virginia match science and tech education with business needs

    Grant will help Virginia match science and tech education with business needs
    Virginia recently received a grant from the National Governor's Association to participate in a "policy academy" aimed at better aligning science and technology education with economic development needs. Virginia recently received a grant from the...
  • Circle Interchange renamed in honor of former Mayor Jane Byrne

    Circle Interchange renamed in honor of former Mayor Jane Byrne
    Former Mayor Jane Byrne made a rare public appearance Friday as Chicago’s main confluence of major highways was renamed in her honor, a nod to her status as the only female ever elected to the city’s top political post. The Circle...
  • Texas frontrunner for governor, Abbott, backs out of sole TV debate

    AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - The frontrunner for the Texas race for governor, Republican Greg Abbott, has pulled out of the sole statewide televised debate, the debate's broadcaster, WFAA-TV, said on Friday. "Due to our inability to agree on specific details...
  • Secretary Of The State: It's Officially Over For Pelto's Nominating Petition Effort

    Secretary Of The State: It's Officially Over For Pelto's Nominating Petition Effort
    When the end officially arrived for Jonathan Pelto's hopes of petitioning his way onto the November election ballot as a third-party candidate for governor, the only question was how far short he had fallen of the legal requirement for the signatures of...
  • Governor hosting Hampton Roads mayors for dinner

    Governor hosting Hampton Roads mayors for dinner
    Gov. Terry McAuliffe will host a group of Hampton Roads mayors for dinner on Wednesday, Sept. 3, to discuss economic development and job creation. Mayors for Hampton Roads' seven largest cities will meet at the governor's mansion to discuss creating...
  • In governor's race, both candidates pledge to spend more

    In governor's race, both candidates pledge to spend more
    TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott's campaign promises this year are a U-turn of sorts from his first run for the job, where his policy proposals were geared to outsize his challengers and not tethered to the state's economic realities. This year, they'...