Stories tagged: Governor
UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019, 12:47 p.m.
Puerto Rico’s political crisis appeared to deepen on Wednesday as the island’s outgoing governor and legislators – including those from his own party – clashed over who should be the …
UPDATED: Tue., July 9, 2019, 4:46 p.m.
Less than two hours after beginning a special session called in response to a mass shooting, Virginia lawmakers abruptly adjourned Tuesday and postponed any movement on gun laws until after …
Thu., June 6, 2019, 12:03 p.m.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has signed into law several measures meant to boost school security, including ones that will allow armed teachers in schools and increase mental health services for …
UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019, 9:30 p.m.
Democratic U.S. Sen. Doug Jones condemned Alabama’s new abortion ban as “extreme” and “irresponsible” Thursday, a day after the state’s Republican governor signed the most restrictive abortion measure in the …
Sat., March 23, 2019
The taxpayer price tag for Gov. Jay Inslee’s White House ambitions is escalating, as the Washington State Patrol plans to nearly double the size of his traveling security detail at …
UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019, 9:54 a.m.
Legislation to allow Idaho theaters on the National Register of Historic Places to obtain licenses to sell beer and wine has been signed into law by Gov. Brad Little. Among …
Wed., March 13, 2019, 9:15 a.m.
The 737 inmates on California’s largest-in-the-nation death row are getting a reprieve from Gov. Gavin Newsom, who plans to sign an executive order Wednesday placing a moratorium on executions.
UPDATED: Sun., March 10, 2019, 9:29 p.m.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on a campaign stop in Austin, Texas, said the U.S. Senate’s filibuster stands in the way of progress on climate change and should be abolished.
UPDATED: Thu., March 7, 2019, 8:47 p.m.
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has delayed three additional executions to give the state prison system time to develop a new lethal injection method
UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 10, 2019, 12:34 p.m.
Virginia’s Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam considered resigning amid a scandal that he once wore blackface, but the pediatric neurologist said Sunday that he’s “not going anywhere” because the state “needs …
Sat., Feb. 9, 2019, 1:32 p.m.
Virginia’s governor pledged to work at healing the state’s racial divide Saturday, even as calls mounted for the lieutenant governor to resign – capping an astonishing week that saw all …
Sat., Feb. 2, 2019
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam apologized on Friday for a racist photo in which he appeared more than 30 years ago, but said he did not intend to heed calls to …
Sun., Jan. 27, 2019, 5 a.m.
The week that was: Ferguson sidesteps question on running for governor; state of Liberty gets another try
Spokane group has breakfast with Attorney General Bob Ferguson, asks if he’d like to be Gov. Bob Ferguson.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 24, 2019, 11:33 a.m.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee introduced himself by first name to one college student after another this week as he toured the state that’s home to the nation’s first presidential primary. …
Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 9:31 a.m.
Gov. Jay Inslee plans a political trip to Nevada on Saturday as he continues to explore a possible 2020 run for president.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 8, 2019, 9:12 p.m.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, a likely Democratic presidential candidate, is proposing a public health insurance option for state residents as a step toward universal health coverage.
Mon., Jan. 7, 2019, 3:15 p.m.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom was sworn in Monday and immediately drew sharp battle lines with President Donald Trump, pledging to enact “progressive, principled” policies as the antidote to the White …
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 8:14 p.m.
One of the advantages of being in government for 50 years, says California Gov. Jerry Brown, is “you get to make mistakes that you then get to correct.”
Fri., Jan. 4, 2019, 3:27 p.m.
Outgoing Lt. Gov. Brad Little took the oath of office Friday as Idaho’s 33rd governor, although under the state Constitution he won’t officially become governor and assume those duties until …
Thu., Jan. 3, 2019, 3:59 p.m.
Nearly a quarter million New Yorkers who for years dreaded “L-mageddon,” a planned 15-month shutdown of a key subway tunnel between Manhattan and Brooklyn, got a last-minute reprieve from the …
Tue., Dec. 25, 2018, 8:13 p.m.
A husband-and-wife political power couple who were the current and ex-governors of the central Mexican state of Puebla died in a Christmas Eve helicopter crash, officials announced.
Sun., Dec. 23, 2018, 10:29 a.m.
Parson believes a repeal-and-replace effort is necessary for a new voter-approved constitutional amendment revising the way Missouri’s legislative districts are drawn.
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 18, 2018, 5:59 p.m.
Arizona’s governor on Tuesday appointed U.S. Rep. Martha McSally to replace Sen. Jon Kyl in the seat that belonged to the late John McCain, sending the GOP congresswoman back to …
Tue., Dec. 11, 2018, 3:25 p.m.
A state panel has voted to slightly raise the housing stipend for Idaho’s governor as the state continues to be one of a handful without a governor’s mansion.
Sun., Dec. 9, 2018, noon
Wisconsin’s Democratic Gov.-elect Tony Evers said Sunday he’s not optimistic that outgoing governor Scott Walker will veto bills approved by the Republican-dominated Legislature that would limit the new governor’s power.
Mon., Dec. 3, 2018, 8:52 a.m.
Ending months of speculation, Sen. John Kennedy announced Monday he won’t run against Gov. John Bel Edwards in 2019, leaving Republicans scrambling without a well-known contender.
UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 2, 2018, 7:39 p.m.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is taking steps toward a presidential bid, forming a federal political-action committee and soliciting money he could use to travel to early 2020 primary and caucus …
Thu., Nov. 29, 2018, 12:59 p.m.
Gov. Butch Otter on Thursday appointed a former Idaho State Bureau of Land Management director to replace the Fish and Game commissioner who resigned in October after photos of his …
Sun., Nov. 18, 2018, 4:33 p.m.
‘Something being legal does not make it right’: Abrams says she still has concerns about Georgia’s election
Abrams, who hoped to become the nation’s first female African-American governor, has accused Kemp of widespread voter suppression and said voting irregularities have tainted the race. On Friday, Kemp had …
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 18, 2018, 9:21 p.m.
In the past fiscal year, the State Patrol’s Executive Protection Unit overshot its $2.6 million budget allotment by $400,000, with overtime and travel accounting for 62 percent of the higher-than-budgeted …