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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 texastribune.org. . A curated site for information on Gov. Rick Perry’s political career and policy positions: texastribune.org/perrypedia. .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
    SFGate.com ^ | 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
    cnn.com ^ | 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
    yumasun.com ^ | 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....
  • Susana Martinez Changes Party (Vanity)

    05/01/2011 1:40:44 PM PDT · by JaguarXKE · 13 replies
  • [AzCDL-list] Governor vetoes firearms bill

    04/30/2011 6:46:48 PM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies · 1+ views
    AZCDL list | 30 April, 2011 | AZCDL
    Late in the evening of Friday, April 29, 2011, Governor Brewer vetoed SB 1201, the AzCDL-requested bill that would have required state or local government offices wanting to ban firearms to provide security measures that ensure no one is capable of bringing in a firearm without detection. The Governor’s veto means that for at least another year, all a state or local government office needs to do to disarm the law-abiding is to put up a “No Firearms” sign. Meanwhile armed criminals can continue to enter these facilities undetected. We believe the governor’s recent vetoes of SB 1201 and SB...
  • McDonnell Says Trump Brings "Straight Talk" (Virginia Governor)

    04/25/2011 10:47:21 AM PDT · by SvenMagnussen · 19 replies
    WFVA Newstalk ^ | April 25, 2011 | Ted Schubel
    Governor McDonnell praises Donald Trump for injecting "straight talk" into campaign dialogue. McDonnell tells MSNBC the billionaire has contributed much-needed, quote, "straight talk on business, jobs, taxes and on spending" into the campaign.
  • Pardon of former governor to be heard next week (impeached by RATS in 1870 for fighting Klan)

    04/10/2011 5:58:56 AM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    WRAL ^ | 4/08/11 | GARY D. ROBERTSON
    Pardon of former governor to be heard next weekBy GARY D. ROBERTSON, Associated Press Updated: 4:29 p.m. Friday RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina lawmakers will try again to consider pardoning an ousted post-Civil War governor while meeting next week in the same historic building where the House impeached and the Senate convicted him after he sent troops to fight the Ku Klux Klan, a pardon sponsor said Friday. **SNIP** Holden, a Republican, was impeached in 1870 after he ordered a militia to quell activity by the KKK in Alamance and Caswell counties. He was convicted by the Democratic-controlled Senate in...
  • Scott’s decisiveness raises hackles, but finds support

    04/03/2011 6:26:13 AM PDT · by Brandonmark · 14 replies
    Ocala.com ^ | April 2, 2011 | Zac Aanderson
    TALLAHASSEE — Federal courts have been clear — blanket drug testing of government workers violates their privacy — but that didn't stop Gov. Rick Scott from announcing such a plan for state employees last week. "We'll make our legal case, but for the governor it's a matter of principal and doing what he thinks is right," said Scott spokesman Brian Burgess. From rejecting $2.4 billion in federal grants for high-speed rail to killing a prescription drug database and curtailing restoration of felons' rights, Scott has demonstrated a willingness to court controversy by taking bold positions during his first 100 days...
  • 2012 Presidential Candidate Straw Poll

    03/26/2011 2:09:08 PM PDT · by MaxCUA · 24 replies
    2012 Presidential Candidate Straw Poll Posted by The Right Scoop on Mar 26, 2011 in Politics
  • Support dips for California governor's budget plan

    03/23/2011 10:58:19 PM PDT · by South40 · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3/24/2011 | Peter Henderson
    (Reuters) - Support for California Governor Jerry Brown's plan to shut a $27 billion budget gap has eroded since he introduced it in January, a new poll by the Public Policy Institute of California showed on Wednesday. Democrat Brown wants to close the budget hole with a mix of spending cuts and tax hikes, and he wants voters to get the chance to approve the package in a special election. So far Republicans have opposed the special election and tax hikes.
  • No Wonder They Hate Governor Walker… Oshkosh Teachers Got 90 Sick Days a Year

    03/21/2011 5:41:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 53 replies
    gateway pundit ^ | 3/21/11 | Jim Hoft
    No wonder they hate Governor Scott Walker. Oshkosh teachers were getting 90 sick days a year… They only worked 180 days a year. Charlie Sykes reported: This is what the Walker reforms look like in practice. One dazzling detail: up until now Oshkosh teachers got 90 sick days a year. Unions representing teachers and other Oshkosh school district workers agreed to freeze wages, pay more for their benefits and allow administration to change health insurance providers in exchange for a one-year extension of their collective bargaining agreements. The tentative contracts with the teachers’ union, paraprofessionals’ union and non-teaching employees’ union...
  • Rick Perry's New Sidekick, Grover Norquist

    03/09/2011 8:55:07 PM PST · by manic4organic · 12 replies · 1+ views
    The Dallas Observer ^ | 03/09/11 | Robert Wilonsky
    As mentioned below, Gov. Rick Perry was in town yesterday -- at Manda Machine Company, on Myrtle Springs Road near Harry Hines -- insisting, yet again, that Texas need not tap the Rainy Day Fund to deal with the state's $27-billion-ish shortfall. You can watch the entirety of his speech here, and you'll see standing behind him the man you see above: Grover Norquist, founder and president of the Americans for Tax Reform -- and the man The Huffington Post only yesterday referred to as "the most powerful Republican in America."
  • SUNSHINE STATE PATRIOTS HEAD TO TALLAHASSEE "Stand With Florida Rally"

    03/09/2011 3:50:50 PM PST · by seekthetruth · 9 replies
    March 9, 2011 | SeekTheTruth
    ACTIONS IN TALLAHASSEE - THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 2011 Thursday, March 10th - StandWithFlorida Join your fellow FREEPERS and AnyStreet-ers and the largest coalition of tea party/912 groups at NOON on THURSDAY, MARCH 10 in Tallahassee for the WE THE PEOPLE “STAND WITH FLORIDA” Rally on the steps of the capitol building. Get informed and inspired by Florida speakers who will talk about specific issues and how to get involved.
  • Wisconsin Governor Proposes Union Compromise in E-Mails

    03/08/2011 5:04:07 PM PST · by Nachum · 36 replies
    fox news ^ | 3/8/11 | staff
    Appearing to blink first in a nearly three-week standoff with absent Senate Democrats, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker offered to keep certain collective bargaining rights in place for state workers in a proposed compromise, according to e-mails released Tuesday by his office. But the e-mails weren't enough to end a stalemate that has drawn national attention and ignited a storm of protest from union workers and their supporters. Sen. Bob Jauch, one of the 14 Democrats on the run in Illinois to block a vote on Walker's original proposal, said he hoped the compromise would serve as a blueprint for future...
  • Help Freep this Poll Re: State of Ohio

    03/01/2011 11:51:21 AM PST · by Howard Morrison · 11 replies
    WLWT News ^ | 3/1/11 | Howard
    Do you support Senate Bill 5? Yes or No, Poll on bottom lefthand side.
  • On Haley Barbour and Other 2012 Presidential Possibilities

    03/01/2011 5:02:01 AM PST · by scottfactor · 19 replies
    scottfactor.com ^ | 03/01/2011 | Gina Miller
    At this point, the Republican presidential field for 2012 does not look good—that is, if the establishment RINOs get to choose the candidate. I shudder to think that we could end up with Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee or Newt Gingrich. There are others out there who are hinting at a 2012 Republican presidential run. They include Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour. I have to scratch my head and wonder what the heck Governor Barbour meant, or was thinking, when he went on NBC’s “Meet the Press” last Sunday and said that Barack Obama is “one of the greatest politicians in the...
  • Ronald Reagan's first radio interview as candidate for CA governor

    02/27/2011 8:06:47 PM PST · by ObamacareFail · 2 replies
    As candidate for CA governor, Ronald Reagan visited the Bob Grant show and took calls from listeners. It's amazing, how even then he could have easily beaten Obama and would make the current Republican candidates look very childish. Click Here to hear the entire interview.
  • Scott Walker For President?

    02/23/2011 5:34:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 23, 2011 | Bill Murchison
    "I am going to stand with the hard-working taxpayers of Wisconsin." -- Gov. Scott Walker That is a pretty good place to stand if it comes to that -- as it has in Wisconsin, obviously -- and so arises another obvious point: What about Scott Walker for president? Just asking. We have to see how the government-union tantrum up there plays out and to whose advantage -- that of the taxpayers or that of union members so attached to the public interest they'd rather mill around the state Capitol shouting slogans than perform the jobs for which they hired on....
  • KTVN "News" wrongly claims DCRCC rallied to support unions!

    02/22/2011 9:47:43 AM PST · by Loyal Sedition · 6 replies
    KTVN channel 2, Reno NV ^ | 2/21/11 | Chris Ciarlo
    "Nevadans from all walks of life gathered Monday morning to protest among other issues, the governor's proposed cuts to state workers. Roughly 500 protestors from Planned Parenthood, the Douglas County Republican Central Committee and various labor unions all combined their efforts to rally outside the state's capitol". Excerpt, balance of text at original article
  • Connecticut’s Governor To Taxpayers: You’re Still Not Sacrificing Enough

    02/21/2011 6:57:27 PM PST · by Nachum · 25 replies
    big government ^ | 2/21/11 | Dr. Susan Berry
    As the entire nation confronts the problem of unfunded mandates and bloated government spending, individual states are doing the same. Republican governors Chris Christie (New Jersey) and Scott Walker (Wisconsin) are letting government unions know that they can no longer expect to receive the kind of benefits and pensions they were falsely promised by union leaders and past state politicians whose campaigns were funded by union coffers. These governors are handling the displaced anger of union members who are only beginning to experience a little of what private sector workers have known for years. They know that increasing taxes will...
  • Capitol Chaos: Could Union Bill Be Passed Separately Tuesday?

    02/21/2011 10:03:51 AM PST · by Samurai_Jack · 26 replies
    http://www.todaystmj4.com/news/local/116591808.html ^ | By Jay Sorgi and the Associated Press
    MADISON - Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald says his chamber of the Wisconsin legislature will convene to pass non-spending bills and act on appointments on Tuesday even if minority Democrats remain out of state in an effort to block a vote on Governor Scott Walker's budget repair bill. Could one of those bills be the union aspect of the budget bill, voted separately? Democratic state Sen. Jon Erpenbach told The Associated Press on Monday that Republicans could attempt to attach the part of the proposal taking away collective bargaining rights to an unrelated bill and pass it Tuesday.
  • A Message for the Governor of Wisconsin

    02/20/2011 1:19:32 PM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    New Zeal ^ | 2/20/11 | T. Loudon
    How Ronald Reagan handled illegal strike
  • LIVE VIDEO: Live: Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker makes statement on labor unions

    02/18/2011 3:10:11 PM PST · by Nachum · 111 replies
    msnbc ^ | 2/18/11 | staff
    Link to live feed....
  • Wisconsin Governor Has the Power to Replace the Vacant Democratic Legislators

    02/18/2011 2:47:36 PM PST · by Nachum · 54 replies
    Wisconsin Constitution Page 48 The Democratic Legislators have vacated their posts and moved to another state, there is no question that the governor is well within his rights to call an election. God speed Wisconsin!
  • CEO governor? Not by a long shot (FL; lefty whines re: high-speed rail shootdown by Rick Scott)

    02/18/2011 9:13:11 AM PST · by Sam's Army · 39 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | February 17, 2011 | Beth Kassab
    Not even two months into his term, Gov. Rick Scott is already hurting his credibility as the "CEO" governor. He sold voters on his knack to govern Florida like a business. We all took that to mean he would make decisions based on facts and financials after thorough due diligence. Yet when Scott killed high-speed rail this week, he used little more than ideology and politics. He said goodbye to the number-crunching, bid-vetting pragmatism of the boardroom and hello to the fear-mongering of Tea Partiers' living rooms.
  • Alaska governor says he won't enact federal health care law; says it would violate his oath

    02/17/2011 1:46:49 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    star tribune ^ | 2/17/11 | BECKY BOHRER
    JUNEAU, Alaska - Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell says he will not enact the federal health care overhaul after a judge in Florida struck down the law as unconstitutional. Parnell considers that ruling the law of the land, barring implementation in the state. He said the state will pursue options of its own instead. It's not completely clear what practical impact Parnell's unusual decision will have. Alaska has a state-run plan for residents previously denied coverage for pre-existing conditions. The law's main expansion is pending.
  • Wisconsin governor to propose stripping most public employee bargaining rights

    02/10/2011 4:13:25 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 13 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 2-10-11 | ap
    MADISON, Wis. — Gov. Scott Walker will propose removing nearly all public employee collective bargaining rights to help plug a $3.6 billion budget hole, a Republican briefed on the governor's plan told The Associated Press on Thursday. Walker will propose a change in state law to remove public employees' ability to negotiate on any issue except salary, according to the person, who was in Walker's closed-door briefing with members of the state Senate on Thursday but spoke on condition of anonymity because the person was not authorized to release the information. The Republican governor also will refinance state debt to...
  • New Mexico Supreme Court: Governor Cannot Trump Law

    02/07/2011 11:48:48 AM PST · by EBH · 43 replies
    In a stunning blow to the inexperienced administration of GOP Governor Susana Martinez, the New Mexico Supreme Court ruled unanimously that Governor Martinez violated the state Constitution when she prevented a rule reducing carbon pollution from being published as codified state law. The lawsuit was filed by nonprofit New Energy Economy and reflects growing claims that Governor Martinez arbitrarily and illegally sought to suppress the rule. The rule requires facilities that emit more than 25,000 metric tons of carbon pollution per year to reduce these emissions by 3% per year from 2010 levels starting in 2013. The rule aims to...
  • Alaska Gov: Enacting Health Care Law May Violate Oath (SHAZAM!)

    02/04/2011 2:29:24 PM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/04/11
    Alaska Gov: Enacting Health Care Law May Violate OathPublished February 04, 2011 Associated Press JUNEAU, Alaska -- Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell said Thursday he has asked his attorney general to advise him on whether implementing and enforcing the federal health care overhaul would put Parnell in violation of his oath of office. A federal judge in Florida this week struck down the law as unconstitutional in a case joined by 26 states, including Alaska. A major point of contention is a provision requiring citizens to buy health insurance. Parnell told reporters that he took an oath to support and defend...
  • Mike Pence Not Running for President, Governor Bid Likely

    01/27/2011 2:39:25 PM PST · by julieee · 25 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | January 27, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    Mike Pence Not Running for President, Governor Bid Likely In a long-awaited announcement, pro-life Congressman Mike Pence will not seek the Republican nomination for president and will leave open the possibility of a gubernatorial bid. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/01/27/mike-pence-not-running-for-president-governor-bid-likely/
  • New Mexico Governor Martinez Inaugural (Vanity)

    01/22/2011 9:54:37 PM PST · by JaguarXKE · 18 replies · 1+ views
    22 Jan 11 | Self
    My wife and I braved the 8 degree temperatures and drove to Santa Fe for Susana's swearing in and Inaugural speech. I had a pretty good vantage point so I thought I would share these clips with my fellow Freepers. Sarah had campaigned here for her, which I think gave her a good boost!
  • Switch to Pro-Abortion Governor Allowed Abortionist Horror

    01/21/2011 8:20:57 AM PST · by julieee · 25 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | January 21, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    Switch to Pro-Abortion Governor Allowed Abortionist Horror The grand jury calls him a butcher of women. If the charges are proven correct, he is a butcher of baby girls and boys too, a poster boy for what Roe v Wade has wrought. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/01/21/switch-to-pro-abortion-governor-allowed-abortionist-horror/
  • Gov. Christie's Strange Relationship with Radical Islam

    01/20/2011 8:53:25 AM PST · by ventanax5 · 29 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | Steven Emerson
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's nomination of Sohail Mohammed to be a state judge shows the governor's tin ear for radical Islam. Not only did he appoint a longtime mouthpiece for radical Islamists to be a judge, but Christie has also turned a blind eye to the activities of one of Mohammed's clients — radical imam Mohammed Qatanani, head of one of New Jersey's largest mosques. Qatanani has a history of Hamas support and was related by marriage to a leading Hamas operative in the West Bank. This fall, Qatanani will return to a New Jersey immigration court, where the...