| Mar 23, 2013
| 8:09 AM
TRAVERSE CITY (AP) — The nation's last operating coal-fired ferryboat would stop dumping waste ash into Lake Michigan within two years under a deal with federal regulators announced Friday.
The agreement between Lake Michigan Carferry, which...
| Mar 23, 2013
| 8:23 AM
From a sprawling United Auto Workers hall outside Detroit, John Zimmick has seen factories close and grown men cry when their jobs disappear. Through all the economic uncertainties of life in auto country, there has been one constant: the union.
| Mar 26, 2013
| 11:00 AM
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is drawing heat over his choice of ghostwriter for a forthcoming book. As the National Review online reported, Walker will team up with former George W. Bush speechwriter Marc Thiessen on the book, which according to a source...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 8:23 PM
The long-running love-in between Wendy Greuel and public employee unions continued Tuesday, with the mayoral candidate from the San Fernando Valley bagging an endorsement from the powerful Los Angeles County Federation of Labor.
Which raises a question:...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 9:17 AM
Some Republicans haven't gotten to the first step: the one where you admit there's a problem. In a roundup of reactions to the 2012 U.S. presidential election by the magazine Commentary, for example, conservative writer Wilfred McClay says Republican...
| Feb 28, 2013
Bruce Rauner, the multimillionaire bull in the quaint Illinois Republican china shop, sat down with me Wednesday morning at a diner on LaSalle Street to talk about politics.
Are you running for governor?
"I am thinking about it," said Rauner, 57, a...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 9:55 PM
Over the years, a steady trickle of Minnesota companies have been coming to South Dakota because of its favorable business climate, but that might turn into a gusher if Gov. Mark Dayton's plan to increase taxes on Minnesota businesses becomes law.
| Feb 23, 2013
| 6:43 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Governors are becoming prominent voices in the fight to cut the federal deficit, warning that Capitol Hill's latest budget stalemate is causing fresh uncertainty that threatens economic progress.
State leaders attending the...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 5:52 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Many Republican governors who worked to thwart much of President Barack Obama's first-term agenda are shifting gears and softening their rhetoric now that his run was extended for four more years and they're facing their own re-...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 7:17 PM
There is a possibility incumbent Conemaugh Township Supervisor Steven Buncich — who already locked up the Democratic nomination to return to the board last month — can tie the presumptive Republican nominee if every write-in vote goes in his...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 11:16 AM
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's venture capitalist-turned-governor, Rick Snyder, needed just five months in office to slash his state's business taxes. Elected on the downside of the recession, he was among a crop of new Republican leaders eager to...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 5:32 AM
BOSTON (AP) — After back-to-back presidential losses, Republicans in key states want to change the rules to make it easier for them to win.
From Wisconsin to Pennsylvania, GOP officials who control legislatures in states that supported President...