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Natural disasters will be a priority for incoming governors

Governors have a wide range of priorities they want to tackle in the coming year, from tax reform to education. Yet it’s a topic that receives less attention on the …

UPDATED: Mon., April 9, 2018

Top GOP candidates talk penalties, prosecution for abortion

Idaho Republican gubernatorial candidate Tommy Ahlquist once promised to sign legislation allowing for the prosecution of women who have had abortions, while challenger Lt. Gov. Brad Little offered tepid support …

UPDATED: Thu., March 1, 2018

States seek to lure Delta as Georgia moves ahead on threat

Some states are taking advantage of a dispute between Georgia and Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines over the company’s decision to cut ties with the National Rifle Association, urging the airline …

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 26, 2018

Inslee addresses Trump in governors meeting about gun violence

President Donald Trump told the nation’s governors on Monday that the country will “turn our grief into action” following the deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school, conferring with …

UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 25, 2018

Governors, including Inslee, fear for election security amid Russian cyberattacks

Will your vote be safe this year from foreign adversaries working to undermine U.S. democracy? Some of the nation’s governors aren’t so sure.

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 7, 2017

Election day: A look at the winners and losers of the top U.S. races

Democrats swept Virginia and New Jersey’s governor’s races, incumbents came out on top in several big-city mayoral races and voters in Maine said they wanted to join 31 other states …

Spotlight is on governor’s races in Virginia, New Jersey

Virginia and New Jersey are set to pick new governors Tuesday in what could be a telling referendum on Republican President Donald Trump’s political popularity a year after he was …

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 4, 2017

Western governors agree to build charging station network

Western governors say electric vehicles will be able to travel easier across 5,000 miles of highway under a new agreement promising to build a network of charging stations in seven …

News or propoganda? GOP governors launch ‘news’ site that critics are now bashing

Republican governors are getting into the “news” business. The Republican Governors Association has quietly launched an online publication that looks like a media outlet and is branded as such on …

White House pitches health bill to skeptical US governors

The Trump administration is struggling to get support from skeptical U.S. governors for a revised health care bill before the U.S. Senate.

Parker: Other leaders will take climate reins

As of this writing, about 100 businesses, 80 university presidents, three governors and 30 mayors have announced their intention to stick with the Paris program.

Trump toasts nation’s governors ahead of health care talks

President Donald Trump toasted the nation’s governors Sunday night, welcoming state leaders to a black-tie ball at the White House ahead of discussions about his plans to repeal and replace …

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 25, 2017

Democrats, GOP spar over Medicaid reform at govs’ meeting

Tensions emerged Saturday between Democratic and Republican U.S. governors over a GOP-led proposal for a major overhaul to Medicaid, with Democrats saying the changes would take away people’s health coverage …

Republican governors balk as Congress races to kill Obamacare

Republican governors, while remaining publicly committed to ending Obamacare, are telling their congressional delegations that repealing the health-care law without an adequate replacement would ravage budgets and swamp hospitals with …

Western states look closely at endangered species protection

DENVER – Wildlife managers, conservationists and business interests are meeting in Denver as the Western Governors Association looks for ways to change the way endangered species are protected. They’ll spend …

West Coast states and BC to link climate policies

SAN FRANCISCO — The governors of Western U.S. states and a Canadian province will announce a partnership to collectively combat climate change and promote clean energy. Governors of California, Oregon, …

Americans vote to fill record 37 governorships

Voters today select governors in more than two-thirds of the states, the largest-ever number of gubernatorial races on the ballot. Republicans seek large statehouse gains to match a hoped-for sweep …