Source: Asbury Park Press | New Jersey |
May 28, 2013
President Barack Obama and Gov. Chris Christie will reunite in a tour of the coastline Tuesday, seven months after a similar meeting resulted in the shunning of Christie by conservatives across the nation.
Source: AP/Philadelphia Inquirer | Nation |
May 28, 2013
Three U.S. states and three countries have approved same-sex unions just in the two months since the Supreme Court heard arguments over gay marriage, raising questions about how the developments might affect the justices' consideration of the issue.
The resignations occurred the same day it was reported that Toronto homicide police interviewed a member of the mayor’s office about the whereabouts of the alleged video that shows the mayor smoking crack cocaine.
The five vetoes, follow-through on Brewer’s promise to block legislation until her top priorities move forward, capped a tense day that saw some lawmakers receive threats over their support for the plan to provide health care for more of the state’s poor.
Miami city commissioners, who in recent years have cut severance pay and pensions to balance budgets, could vote Tuesday to allow four of the city's highest earners to return from retirement and collect their pension on top of their hefty salary.
Source: Hartford Courant | Connecticut |
May 23, 2013
A coalition of gun owners, gun dealers and firearms rights organizations have sued the governor and members of the state's attorney's office, contending that the gun law passed in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings violates the Constitution.
Source: Boston Globe | Massachusetts |
May 23, 2013
Lieutenant Governor Timothy P. Murray will resign from the administration next month to run the Worcester Chamber of Commerce, positioning himself as a hometown cheerleader far from Beacon Hill where he saw his reputation tarnished the last few years.
Nationally, six straight years of revenue declines have put enormous pressure on state and local governments, nevertheless, some are thriving. Standard & Poor's, the credit-rating agency, reports that it issued more bond upgrades than downgrades in 2012.
The Medicaid expansion and the Affordable Care Act are in full swing. With the influx of people who will be applying for benefits and the ACA requirement for online enrollment, it is more important than ever to verify the identities of those accessing benefits up front.