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In fact, while lawmakers are on recess through April 22, Republican and Democratic House and Senate leaders and the chair of the DFL Party will be making stops around the state to talk politics. The DFL House leaders will be on what they're calling a
House Speaker Brendan Sharkey , D-Hamden, and 50 of his fellow House Democrats joined GOP legislators to vote against Williams' bill Wednesday. Ordinarily, when a Democratic bill lacks the support of the Democratic House majority, House leaders don't
Democratic leaders in the Massachusetts House are preparing to unveil their proposed state budget for fiscal year that begins July 1. The budget plan to be released Wednesday follows the unveiling in January of Gov. Deval Patrick's proposed $36.2
Mike Coffman is one of the most endangered incumbents in the nation, and he is approaching his challenge with the military precision that was drilled into him in the Marine Corps and the Army. As he did when he fought in Iraq, the Republican
Obama's help turning out the vote will be key for the party, Rep. Jim Clyburn suggests. Could President Obama and the White House do more to help Democratic House and Senate candidates for the 2014 election?
The Kentucky General Assembly on Monday banned electronic cigarette sales to minors and approved the state's first use of a medicinal marijuana product, among other measures, on the legislature's last day before the upcoming veto session. Notable
It's a label that has stuck for decades, and you're hearing it again as Democrats complain about GOP opposition to raising the minimum wage and extending unemployment benefits. But in Congress, the wealthiest among us are more likely to be
As I noted on Saturday , the idea that a state with about $6 billion in overdue unpaid bills would choose to raise taxes and apply the money to new spending is appalling. But when it comes to describing a state's finances, "appalling" and "Illinois"
A proposal to impose an additional tax on millionaires is advancing in the Illinois Legislature. A House committee voted 6-4 along party lines Thursday to approve Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan's proposed constitutional amendment. It would
A recent report by America's Edge, a nonprofit national business group, said Kentucky gets a $1.64 return from every $1 it spends on early childhood education. House and Senate leaders need to keep this in mind as they spend the next few days trying