Stories tagged: governor
Fri., Dec. 13, 2019
Outrage over a spree of pardons by former Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin spread to the state capitol Friday as two lawmakers asked the incoming attorney general to investigate the orders, …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 21, 2019
A career anti-tax initiative promoter who has been accused by the state attorney general of using campaign donations for his personal use has announced he’s running for governor.
Thu., Nov. 14, 2019
Republican Gov. Matt Bevin conceded to Democratic archnemesis Andy Beshear on Thursday, putting an end to Kentucky’s bitterly fought governor’s race.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 14, 2019
Former U.S. ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman Jr. announced Thursday that he will try to reclaim his old job as Utah governor.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 14, 2019
Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick announced Thursday he is running for president, making a late entry into the Democratic race less than three months before primary voting begins.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 22, 2019
Inslee’s pursuit of a third term was not unexpected, and the governor has a little less than $1.2 million left in his presidential campaign that could be transferred to his …
UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.