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  • PPP: WV gubernatorial race now a dead heat before tomorrow’s election (GOP closes 33 pt. gap)

    10/03/2011 12:37:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/03/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    Tomorrow, West Virginia voters go to the polls to choose their next governor in a special election necessitated by Joe Manchin’s election to the Senate last year. Manchin won that seat as a popular Democrat in a conservative, which his lieutenant governor, Earl Ray Tomblin, hoped would suffice to keep the seat away from Republicans. He entered the race with a 33-point lead in polling over his GOP challenger Billy Maloney, but Democratic pollster PPP now says it’s a dead heat: The race for Governor of West Virginia is looking more and more like a toss up, with Democrat Earl...
  • What would Chris Christie be doing?

    09/24/2011 2:19:01 PM PDT · by Not gonna take it anymore · 40 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 09/22/2011 | Jennifer Rubin
    A vignette: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie lives in Medham Township (not the official governor’s residence) with his wife, Mary Pat, and their four kids. You can imagine that like many Americans he will come home from work, have dinner and sit down with his spouse to watch the Republican debate. As many of us do, you can imagine him screaming at the TV set as the frustration mounts. What would he holler at each of them? To Mitt Romney: “Fifty-nine, you came up with 59 job proposals?! Is that some focus-group-tested figure? Listen, Mitt, you want jobs? You throw...
  • Connecticut Governor Enacts Card Check Through Executive Order

    09/22/2011 12:34:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 48 replies · 1+ views
    Big Government ^ | 9/22/11 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Continuing a fiat governance style that is right out of the Obama playbook, Democratic and Working Families Party Governor Dannel Malloy issued two executive orders yesterday that will force daycare providers and home healthcare workers in Connecticut to join unions. The orders, his ninth and tenth since taking office in January, will force the state’s 4,000 daycare providers to add over $1 million in dues to union coffers, and remove the right to secret ballot election for these workers by instituting a card check process.
  • Michigan Governor wants to document state's child obesity stats (with weight registry)

    09/14/2011 11:01:25 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Northwestohio ^ | 9/14/11 | Angi Gonzalez
    Michigan Governor wants to document state's child obesity statsby Angi Gonzalez Posted: 1 hr, 23 mins ago MICHIGAN (AP) -- Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has announced plans to begin asking doctors, practicing in Michigan, to start monitoring the body weight of patients 18 and under. Under the proposal, revealed during an event in Lansing on Wednesday, the data would be entered into a Michigan Care Improvement Registry in the hopes of addressing the state's growing pediatric obesity problem. **SNIP** The Governor's plan would require the information be stored anonymously, but according to the Governor's office, would give doctors the perfect...
  • In Perry's Crisis Dealings, Lessons From His Father

    09/08/2011 11:05:39 PM PDT · by DRey · 31 replies
    New York Times ^ | 09/09/11 | Ross Ramsey
    Rick Perry’s dad served as a county commissioner in a rural county. Those are the people who command the road crews and do the other nuts-and-bolts work in local politics. Expanded coverage of Texas is produced by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit news organization. To join the conversation about this article, go to . A curated site for information on Gov. Rick Perry’s political career and policy positions: .Most of them don’t mess with grandstanding and showboating. Their media consists of a folksy weekly newspaper and a small radio station; news conferences are as rare as interesting crimes...
  • Huge Illinois Business Leaves for Indiana

    08/23/2011 6:03:48 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 58 replies · 1+ views
    Visit Pontiac ^ | Aug 22, 2011 | Scott McCoy
    Huge Illinois Business Leaves for Indiana by Scott McCOY for State Representative of the 106th House District in Illinois Mon Aug 22, 2011 at 10:10 pm CST Tomorrow (Tuesday), Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels is expected to announce that Indiana will welcome a new business that will bring 240 new jobs to Indiana — all thanks to Illinois’ Governor Quinn, the Illinois Democrats, and the major hike in Illinois’ taxes the Democrats put on Illinois businesses. Modern Drop Forge, of Blue Island, Illinois, is expected to move its operation to Merrillville, Indiana. They are also expected to make a $7 million...
  • Democratic Governor: GOP Wants to Hurt Economy to Win in 2012

    07/17/2011 5:01:28 AM PDT · by Son House · 53 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | July 16, 2011 | Associated Press
    But the charge from Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is evidence of the political nervousness among Democratic governors looking ahead to 2012 after their ranks were thinned in the last election. It also hints at the tenuous control the president has over jobs and the economy, the issues certain to dominate the elections. "I think that there is an extreme wing within their party who have as their primary goal not the jobs recovery, but the defeat of President Obama in 2012," O'Malley said in an interview. "They know that their formulations, their policies of less revenues and less regulation badly...
  • Dem gov: To win in 2012, GOP wants to hurt economy

    07/16/2011 12:25:41 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Saturday, July 16, 2011 2:06 PM EDT | Charles Babington
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The head of the Democratic Governors Association is accusing GOP debt negotiators in Washington of trying to damage the economy so President Barack Obama will lose next year's election.
  • Dayton, GOP leaders have deal to end government shutdown

    07/14/2011 3:43:21 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 29 replies · 1+ views
    star tribune ^ | 7-14-11 | Rachel E. Stassen-Berger, Mike Kaszuba and Eric Roper
    Minn. governor, GOP leaders have deal to end government shutdown; needs legislative approval. Gov. Mark Dayton said Thursday morning that he is willing to accept Republicans' June 30 budget offer, which would close a $1.4 billion budget difference by delaying payment of school funds and borrowing against the state's tobacco settlement. "This is the only viable option that's potentially available," Dayton said. Dayton said his acceptance was contingent on Republicans' dropping all controversial policy positions as well as the push to cut 15 percent of the state's work force, and the passage of a $500 million bonding bill. Senate GOP...
  • Dayton: Will concede to GOP to end Minn. shutdown (but no 15% staff reductions either)

    07/14/2011 9:37:31 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies ^ | 7/14/11 | AP
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton offered Thursday to end a two-week government shutdown by accepting a Republican proposal to bring more money into Minnesota's budget. Dayton announced in Minneapolis that he will agree to an offer legislative Republicans made just before the shutdown started, if they agree to drop a list of policy changes and a plan to reduce the state workforce by 15 percent. GOP leaders said they were reviewing the offer and had no immediate comment. The offer would raise $1.4 billion, half by delaying state aid checks to schools districts and the other half by...
  • Dayton Agrees to Republican Budget Proposal From June 30

    07/14/2011 9:02:12 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 24 replies
    FOX 9 ^ | 14 July 2011
    Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton sent a letter Thursday to House Speaker Kurt Zellers and Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch, saying he "reluctantly" agrees to accept the Republican budget proposal from June 30.
  • Anti-tax extremism in Minnesota (NY Times editorial double absorbancy barf bag alert)

    07/07/2011 6:16:58 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 8 replies
    ny times ^ | 7-6-11 | Slimes editorial
    Gov. Mark Dayton, a Democrat, campaigned for office last year promising to raise taxes on high earners, so it was no surprise when he proposed a tax increase on families making more than $150,000 a year to help close a $5 billion budget gap. In negotiations with the Republican majority in the Legislature, he compromised and reduced the increase to those making $1 million or more, but Republicans are refusing to consider any income tax increase.
  • Former Alabama governor hurt in Alaska motorcycle crash

    06/27/2011 2:21:41 PM PDT · by skeptoid · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | June 27th, 2011
    Former Alabama Gov. Bob Riley has been injured in a motorcycle accident near Fairbanks. Riley's former chief of staff, Dave Stewart, said it happened Sunday afternoon on a dirt and gravel road near Fairbanks. It was raining, and the former governor "had to lay the motorcycle down" to avoid losing control, Stewart said Monday. Stewart said Riley was being treated in a Fairbanks hospital for several broken bones and a punctured lung. He said doctors expect Riley to make a full recovery. Former Alabama first lady Patsy Riley and Riley's son, Birmingham lawyer Rob Riley, were planning to travel to...
  • Washington Governor Gregoire will not run for reelection

    06/13/2011 8:51:02 AM PDT · by Bean Counter · 25 replies
    Fox News
    No link yet, just breaking on Fox News, Christine Gregoire has announced she will not seek reelection as Washington's Governor.
  • Pence begins campaign with promise to fight health care reform, climate change legislation

    06/11/2011 11:53:19 AM PDT · by JSDude1 · 28 replies
    COLUMBUS, Ind. — Mike Pence is coming back to Indiana to fight Washington, D.C. Pence launched his campaign for governor Saturday with a promise to fight health care reform and federal climate change legislation. Pence also said in prepared remarks that he is running to build on many of the changes set by term-limited Gov. Mitch Daniels. Pence is vacating his congressional seat to run for governor. While he has yet to outline any specific proposals, Pence sounded a lot in his campaign kickoff like he has for the last ten years in Washington. Pence is expected to face Fishers...
  • Alabama Governor Weighs Approval of Arizona-Style Crackdown on Illegal Immigrants

    06/04/2011 11:52:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    fox ^ | 6/4/11 | fox
    The governor of Alabama is taking the weekend to decide whether he will sign an Arizona-style bill into law to crack down on illegal immigrants. If Gov. Robert Bentley gives his stamp of approval to the controversial legislation, the American Civil Liberties Union has vowed to challenge it in court. "It's an outrageous throwback to the pre-civil rights era and we call on Governor Bentley to veto this deeply misguided bill," Cecillia Wang, director of the ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project, said Friday. "The Alabama Legislature has invited rank discrimination into people's everyday lives," The bill, passed by the Alabama Legislature...
  • Florida governor signs welfare drug-screen measure

    06/01/2011 5:59:40 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 35 replies ^ | June 1, 2011
    Saying it is "unfair for Florida taxpayers to subsidize drug addiction," Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday signed legislation requiring adults applying for welfare assistance to undergo drug screening. "It's the right thing for taxpayers," Scott said after signing the measure. "It's the right thing for citizens of this state that need public assistance. We don't want to waste tax dollars. And also, we want to give people an incentive to not use drugs." Under the law, which takes effect on July 1, the Florida Department of Children and Family Services will be required to conduct the drug tests on adults...
  • NM judge booked, fingerprinted in political bribery scandal tied to Democrats, Richardson

    05/21/2011 5:58:04 PM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 5/20/11
    NM judge booked, fingerprinted in political bribery scandal tied to Democrats, RichardsonArticle by: Associated Press Updated: May 20, 2011 - 3:35 PM LAS CRUCES, N.M. - A New Mexico judge charged with bribery in a scandal tied to former Gov. Bill Richardson pleaded not guilty Friday, then was booked, fingerprinted and ordered to hand over his passport. State District Judge Michael Murphy is accused of telling a potential judicial candidate that if she wanted a seat on the bench she needed to donate to the Democratic Party through a political activist linked to Richardson. Allegations in a special prosecutor's report...
  • Flash – Governor vetoes permitless carry inside cities(MT)

    05/11/2011 1:34:49 PM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    MSSA ^ | 11 May, 2011 | Gary Marbut
    I just got a call from the Associated Press wanting comment on the Governor’s veto of HB 271, to allow concealed carry without a permit inside city limits. According to the AP, the Governor vetoed 15 bills today, including HB 271. I told the AP something like, “It’s too bad the Governor sees people who are inside city limits as second-class citizens, and not as trustworthy as their country cousins who live outside cities. This does call into question the Governor’s longtime claim that he’s pro-gun.” I expect the Governor’s veto message (when it becomes available) to say that HB...
  • Ariz. govenor criticized over vetoing weapons legislation

    05/03/2011 6:11:14 PM PDT · by marktwain · 57 replies ^ | 2 May, 2011 | HOWARD FISCHER
    PHOENIX — The sponsor of laws to broaden the right to carry guns in Arizona lashed out Monday at Gov. Jan Brewer for vetoing them. Sen. Ron Gould, R-Lake Havasu City, said he did not believe the governor's claims that the measures were flawed and had to be rejected. He said she was just “looking for cover,” trying to find any excuse at all to veto them. But the governor said Monday there were legitimate reasons for her actions. She said both were badly crafted. Brewer, however, refused to commit to signing a version of the measures that was clearer....