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Montana governor vetoes bills on abortion, concealed weapons

Gov. Steve Bullock vetoed a proposal that would bar doctors from performing late-term abortions and another that sought to allow lawmakers to carry concealed weapons in the Capitol and other …


Georgia governor approves carrying concealed guns on campus

Gov. Nathan Deal signed legislation Thursday allowing people with permits to carry concealed handguns on Georgia’s public college campuses, despite the objections of state university leaders and his own veto …


UPDATED: Mon., May 1, 2017, 11:11 p.m.

Former Washington Gov. Mike Lowry, also a congressman, dies

Former Gov. Mike Lowry, 78, dies of complications of a stroke.


Wisconsin Gov. Walker says he won’t remove sheriff over inmate’s dehydration death

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Wednesday that he won’t remove Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke from office over the death of an inmate who was denied water for seven days.


Rep. Chaffetz avoids re-election battle, eyes Utah governor race

Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz’s decision not to seek another term in Congress and possibly resign sets the GOP congressman up for a 2020 run for governor without a damaging re-election …


Distracted driving law headed for overdue update

It’s like the seat-belt argument all over again: freedom vs. collective safety. But the price of tragedy is rarely confined to a single individual.


UPDATED: Mon., April 17, 2017, 10:58 a.m.

Mead bill signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a bill that would officially define mead in state law and allow the fermented honey drink to be sold and refilled in growlers …


UPDATED: Sat., April 8, 2017, 9 p.m.

Alabama governor faces impeachment hearings after ruling

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley will face impeachment hearings beginning Monday after the state Supreme Court gave lawmakers the green light to move ahead with an effort to oust the governor, …


Alabama governor, embroiled in sex scandal, sues over impeachment process

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley simultaneously sued to block potential impeachment proceedings and apologized to voters Friday, assuring them he has done nothing illegal and vowing to stay in office in …


Alabama governor could face prosecution after ethics ruling

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley could face criminal prosecution after a state ethics panel found probable cause that he broke ethics and campaign finance law in a sex-tinged scandal that has …


UPDATED: Thu., March 2, 2017, 9:02 p.m.

Pence used a private email account to conduct state business as governor

Vice President Mike Pence used a private email account to conduct public business as Indiana’s governor, according to public records obtained by the Indianapolis Star.


Judges block North Carolina law limiting governor’s powers

A North Carolina court has temporarily blocked a state law passed by the GOP-controlled legislature that strips the Democratic governor of his some of his powers.


Washington governor: Trump ‘foolishness’ won’t affect plans

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said Thursday the state will move forward with efforts to promote clean energy and tackle climate change despite “foolishness” from President Donald Trump.


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 15, 2017, 11:37 p.m.

Review shows Otter has achieved $1 billion in tax cuts

Gov. Butch Otter said he has lowered the tax burden for Idaho residents by roughly $1 billion during his 11-year tenure, and an Associated Press review shows the numbers added …


California governor seeks permanent ban on offshore drilling

California Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday asked President Barack Obama to permanently ban new offshore oil and gas drilling in the state before he leaves office.


Republicans governorships rise to highest mark since 1922

Republican power in state capitols will be at its strongest levels in nearly a century when several newly elected governors take office next year.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 24, 2016, 4:15 p.m.

Inslee, Clinton still atop latest polls in Washington

The latest polling in Washington state shows incumbent Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee capturing more than 50 percent of voter support, and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton with a 17-point lead …


Jay Inslee, Bill Bryant vying to lead on education in Washington governor’s race

For decades, Democrats and Republicans have run for governor in Washington promising to be “the education governor.” This year is no different. If anything, there are times when the gubernatorial …


Washington governor’s debate will follow Monday’s presidential debate

Incumbent Gov. Jay Inslee and Republican challenger Bill Bryant will debate immediately following Monday’s presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.


Bryant blasts Inslee over problems at mental hospital

Washington state gubernatorial candidate Bill Bryant stood behind a table holding 25,000 keys on Wednesday and called on Gov. Jay Inslee to release reports on staffing and other problems at …


Inslee ad broke rules by mentioning Trump, GOP claims

State GOP files complaint over Inslee campaign ad that mentions Donald Trump


Judge denies Blagojevich’s bid to lighten 14-year sentence

A federal judge on Tuesday upheld Rod Blagojevich’s 14-year prison sentence on corruption counts, setting aside pleas for leniency by the former Illinois governor’s wife and daughters during his resentencing.


Spin Control: Figuring the governor’s primary, over the years

Is it fatal for an incumbent to be under 50 percent in the primary? Challengers could only hope.


Security for Oregon Gov. Kate Brown tightened in wake of threats

After a series of hostile threats this year, state officials have increased Gov. Kate Brown’s security detail.


Bill Bryant kicks off 23-city tour in gubernatorial bid

OLYMPIA – Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Bryant is kicking off a 23-city tour across Washington state in his bid to unseat incumbent Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee. Bryant was starting the …


Republican Bill Bryant to challenge Jay Inslee for governor

Republican Bill Bryant has officially filed to run for governor.


State schools superintendent Randy Dorn won’t run for governor

Washington’s Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn said Thursday he will not run for governor.


Maine Senate holds off on votes until snubbed senator seated

A spat over a snubbed state senator in Maine has escalated into a tit-for-tat standoff after the Republican-controlled Senate said Monday it will refuse to hold roll call votes until …


Effort to recall Michigan governor can move forward

A judge says a political activist can proceed with efforts to recall Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder over his handling of Flint’s crisis with lead-tainted water.


Washington state Senate passes charter school law fix

The Washington Senate has voted to pass a fix to the state charter school law that lawmakers hope will pull the alternative public schools out of constitutional trouble.