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Capitol IdeasYo! PA. Sen. Chuck McIllhinney's liquor "privatization" bill looks NOTHING like the version passed by the House and endorsed by Gov. Tom Corbett. So I leave the governor and lawmakers to ponder this Homer Simpsonism....
Capitol IdeasYo! The Senate Finance Committee may vote on a pension reform bill Wednesday. But which pension reform bill will the committee take up? Could it take up the far-sweeping, Gov. Tom Corbett-endorsed bill introduced in May by the committee chairman,......
As opposition groups go, the folks fighting Florida Senate Bill 282 offered about as broad a coalition as you can cobble together these days. The Florida Consumer Action Network lobbied against the bill. The Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops called...
Much has been debated and discussed over the new state veterans home to be built in the Black Hills. It must have been quite a surprise when the bill for this new structure turned out to be miscalculated. As is usually expected, the cost of this new...
One-party system With the most recent downgrade of the state's credit rating, the failure of Illinois' one-party system is now complete. The refusal by the Democratic Party's hierarchy to face up to the state's massive financial problems, caused by the...
A recent Sun Sentinel editorial called for the governor to veto a bill ironically entitled the "Timely Justice Act," which its sponsor, House Criminal Justice Subcommittee Chairman Matt Gaetz, a Republican from Fort Walton Beach, claims will speed up...
Change of SubjectKurt Eichenwald, author of the book 500 Days: Secrets and Lies in the Terror Wars has written for Vanity Fair about Falsehoods in the N.S.A. “Scandal” Both the attorney general and the director of the N.S.A. must make a determination......
Change of SubjectThe "Weeks in Review" feature is now an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but not limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup......
In Springfield, the presence of Abraham Lincoln can always be felt. One of my favorite Lincoln quotes is "Leave nothing for tomorrow which can be done today." We should apply his advice to Illinois' most pressing issue today: pension reform. As I say to...
Channel 2 NewsGovernor Sean Parnell has requested a federal disaster declaration for damage caused by flooding that swept through communities along the Yukon river. In his request made on Friday, Parnell wrote, "the disaster has left 194 homes uninhabitable and...
Tags: Politics, Floods, Government, Sean Parnell
The marble hallway trod for centuries by Maryland politicians will host perhaps its most sinister character when actor Kevin Spacey arrives for work next week. Television crews from the political thriller "House of Cards" began transforming Maryland's...
Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill Friday that would block local governments from enacting mandatory paid-sick-time measures, such as the one pending in Orange County. The Republican governor sided with Walt Disney World, Darden Restaurants, the...
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