- Florida Lottery secretary resigns, Scott appoints interim Updated: Aug-28-15 6:59 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Florida Lottery Secretary Cynthia O'Connell abruptly resigned on Friday amid questions about her travel, spending and work habits.
- Pennsylvania's new online voter registration launched Updated: Aug-27-15 6:03 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Gov. Tom Wolf announced Thursday that Pennsylvania is now the 23rd state in the country to provide online voter registration. Here's a look at how the system works and what it means for taxpayers and voters:
- Amelia Boynton Robinson noted as fearless, tireless leader Updated: Aug-27-15 2:46 am
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - A newspaper photo of a woman who was beaten unconscious by law enforcement during a march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, revealed to a wider audience the struggles and violence black people faced while fighting for the right to vote.
- Nevada governor's science office revived, gets new director Updated: Aug-26-15 8:22 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - The Governor's Office of Science, Innovation and Technology is getting a fresh start and a new director after being defunct for years.
- City council announces anti-drug initiative for 3 counties Updated: Aug-25-15 5:40 am
HUNTINGTON, West Virginia - Huntington City Council has announced a two-year strategic plan to combat drug abuse and disease management in three West Virginia counties.
- The Latest on Oklahoma stabbing: Fallin praises Costello Updated: Aug-24-15 5:07 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - The latest on the fatal stabbing of Oklahoma's labor commissioner (all times local):
- Richard Blanco named education ambassador for poets academy Updated: Aug-21-15 10:43 am
NEW YORK - Richard Blanco has been named the first education ambassador for the Academy of American Poets.
- Lawmakers see own funds dwindle in Pennsylvania budget fight Updated: Aug-20-15 7:49 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - The country's largest full-time Legislature will soon have to decide where it will get the money to pay thousands of employees and other costs as its surplus, once more than $200 million, is rapidly dwindling amid Pennsylvania's budget crisis.
- Nevada Superintendent taking new role in governor's office Updated: Aug-20-15 6:40 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - Nevada state Superintendent Dale Erquiaga is leaving his post to take a newly created job as the governor's Chief Strategy Officer.
- Memo shows NYC mayoral lawyers screening sensitive records Updated: Aug-19-15 2:49 pm
NEW YORK - Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday that he's not micromanaging his image by having his lawyers review all public information requests that could "reflect directly on the mayor."
- Shots fired at police guarding Istanbul palace; officer hurt Updated: Aug-19-15 11:34 am
ISTANBUL - Turkish police arrested two people Wednesday after a hand grenade was hurled and shots were fired at officers guarding Istanbul's Dolmabahce Palace, an Ottoman-era palace that is a major tourist attraction, the Istanbul governor's office said. One police officer was slightly injured, according to the country's state-run news agency.
- Clarification: Ohio US Senate candidates story Updated: Aug-17-15 4:08 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - In a story Aug. 16, The Associated Press summarized a critic of Ted Strickland as saying the former Ohio governor made his money in lobbying. The story should have made clear that Strickland oversaw the lobbying arm of the Center for American Progress but that he was not himself a lobbyist.
- Iowa prisons chief tabbed to run Illinois department Updated: Aug-14-15 7:28 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Gov. Bruce Rauner named his second prisons director in six months Friday, tabbing a retired Iowa corrections director to take control of the troubled, sprawling Illinois system for a conservative governor who wants to see criminal justice reform.
- Lawmakers to buttress authority over executive agencies Updated: Aug-14-15 5:37 pm
HELENA, Montana - Montana's highest-ranking lawmakers decided on Friday they need to reinforce their authority over state agencies, beginning with teaching legislators how to supervise them.
- Poet hopes reading at US embassy in Havana spurs connection Updated: Aug-14-15 4:20 pm
HAVANA - Cuban-American poet Richard Blanco said he hopes the poem he read Friday at the reopened U.S. embassy in Havana will serve as a catalyst to an emotional reconciliation.
- Hottest ticket in Washington? It's for the Pope at Capitol Updated: Aug-13-15 12:19 pm
WASHINGTON - Rep. Peter Welch's sister, Maureen, had better intelligence than the five-term Vermont congressman about Pope Francis' upcoming trip to the United States and his historic address to Congress.
- Brown appoints new director for key state agency Updated: Aug-11-15 6:22 pm
SALEM, Oregon - Gov. Kate Brown has appointed a longtime state official to be the Oregon's chief operating officer and head of the Department of Administrative Services.
- Jackson City Council President skeptical of furlough plan Updated: Aug-10-15 4:07 am
JACKSON, Mississippi - The Jackson City Council is at odds with the mayor's office over a plan that would force most city employees to take an unpaid day off each month, closing city offices.
- Top Illinois governor staff salaries paid by other agencies Updated: Aug-09-15 1:50 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - An analysis by The Associated Press found that half of the $7.8 million in salaries paid to state employees who do a significant amount of work for Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is paid by other state agencies. The practice, which opponents call "off-shoring," has been used by Illinois governors for years. But Rauner's use of it has been criticized by Democrats during a standoff over how to fix the state's budget crisis.
- Illinois agencies cover half the pay for Gov. Rauner's staff Updated: Aug-09-15 1:47 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Gov. Bruce Rauner promised a leaner, more transparent administration than his predecessors, yet he's rigorously following their time-honored practice of asking other departments to sign paychecks for his staff.
- Top Ducey staffer leaves for private sector job Updated: Aug-07-15 9:47 pm
PHOENIX - Gov. Doug Ducey's chief of operations is leaving after just eight months at the Republican governor's office.
- Governor seeking nominations to replace Rep. Steve Hickey Updated: Aug-04-15 2:58 am
PIERRE, South Dakota - Gov. Dennis Daugaard's office is looking for candidates to fill the state House of Representatives seat being vacated by Rep. Steve Hickey.
- Feds won't reverse denial of Baltimore riot disaster aid Updated: Jul-30-15 3:00 pm
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has refused to reverse its denial of disaster aid to help Maryland and Baltimore recover millions of dollars in costs stemming from rioting in the city in April, Gov. Larry Hogan's office said Thursday.
- SD governor's office accepting fall internship applications Updated: Jul-30-15 2:23 am
PIERRE, South Dakota - Gov. Dennis Daugaard is seeking two interns for his office's fall 2015 program in Pierre.