- Turkey: businessmen, police detained in new raids Updated: May-22-15 5:53 am
ANKARA, Turkey - Officials say police have detained dozens of businessmen and police officers in a new wave of raids against people suspected of links to a movement led U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, which the government accuses of attempting to topple the government.
- Lawmakers in Louisiana House take aim at Jindal travel costs Updated: May-21-15 5:53 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Tired of Gov. Bobby Jindal's extensive out-of-state travel, lawmakers in the Louisiana House want the governor's office to carry the burden of those security detail costs, rather than the state police.
- Newspaper: Lobbyist continues to influence Brownback Updated: May-21-15 1:48 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - A lobbyist who was once Gov. Sam Brownback's chief of staff continues to have influence with the governor and his administration, according to emails obtained by The Wichita Eagle.
- FBI finds faulty communication, no crime in prison probe Updated: May-21-15 3:48 am
BOISE, Idaho - An FBI investigation into a scandal surrounding a private prison in Idaho turned up no evidence of crime, but it did show plenty of miscommunication and faulty assumptions between state agencies, federal prosecutors say.
- Oregon House asks voters for authority to impeach governor Updated: May-19-15 6:41 pm
SALEM, Oregon - Oregon voters may be deciding whether state legislators should have power to impeach the governor and other elected officials from the executive branch after the state House approved a resolution Tuesday sending a proposed constitutional amendment to the ballot in 2016.
- State police dispatch consolidations to be reversed Updated: May-18-15 5:53 pm
MIDDLETOWN, Connecticut - Connecticut's public safety commissioner announced on Monday that she intends to reverse all the state police dispatching consolidations put in place by her predecessor, who was criticized by some troopers and state lawmakers who said the consolidations were increasing police response time.
- Haley, Hitt head to Washington for lunch with Volvo CEO Updated: May-18-15 3:23 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Gov. Nikki Haley and her top economic official have gone to Washington to meet the president and CEO of South Carolina's newest automaker.
- Pa. officials report more than $160K in gifts, travel in '14 Updated: May-16-15 9:52 am
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Newly filed state ethics reports show Pennsylvania state lawmakers and other high-ranking government officials collected more than $160,000 in freebies last year, including sports tickets and international travel, although about half the total involved donations for constituent events such as senior expos, veterans fairs and prescription drug collections.
- In Massachusetts, some fear a 'brain drain' on Beacon Hill Updated: May-16-15 9:16 am
BOSTON - Gov. Charlie Baker's plan to encourage thousands of state workers in Massachusetts to take early retirement is fueling fears of a "brain drain" on Beacon Hill as departing employees take with them decades of experience and institutional knowledge.
- Navajo president pledges to walk road to true sovereignty Updated: May-12-15 8:25 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - The new president of the Navajo Nation was sworn in Tuesday at a ceremony in which he outlined a pro-business agenda and signed an agreement that includes moving forward with a tram that would shuttle tourists from cliff tops to the bottom of the Grand Canyon.
- Ducey names new budget director for governor's office Updated: May-12-15 6:15 am
PHOENIX - Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is promoting one of his top staffers to be his office's top budget officer.
- Report: More lobbyists in Springfield than past 5 years Updated: May-10-15 12:25 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The number of lobbyists seeking out public officials in Springfield is at the highest level in five years, according to a newspaper report published Sunday.
- Watchdog: No evidence governor unduly influenced Ohio EPA Updated: May-07-15 10:14 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - No evidence can be found that Republican Gov. John Kasich exerted inappropriate influence over the state's pollution discharge permitting process for coal facilities or over the high-profile departure of the program's top official, the state watchdog said Thursday.
- NYC mayor's budget doesn't heed calls to hire more police Updated: May-07-15 7:24 pm
NEW YORK - Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday unveiled his $78.3 billion executive budget, a sweeping proposal that devotes more money to fighting homelessness, bolstering struggling schools and creating affordable housing but does not include funding to hire 1,000 additional police officers.
- NYC boosts transportation funding, but agency now wants more Updated: May-04-15 9:25 pm
NEW YORK - The city will announce this week it's bolstering its capital contribution to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority - but, mere days before that increase is unveiled, the MTA is asking for more.
- House lawmakers proposing changes to construction budgeting Updated: May-01-15 4:36 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Year after year, lawmakers pack so many projects into Louisiana's construction budget that it leaves the governor to choose the favored ones, doling out goodies like Santa Claus.
- Utah governor: 'Jade Helm 15' training is standard exercise Updated: Apr-29-15 3:07 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - The Utah governor's office says a military training exercise in Utah and other states this summer that's aroused some suspicions is a standard exercise that's important for U.S. military training.
- Polish authorities say Russian reporter a danger to Poland Updated: Apr-29-15 2:25 pm
WARSAW, Poland - Polish authorities accused a Russian journalist working for a pro-Kremlin news agency of posing a threat to Poland's security, saying Wednesday that he should lose his right to reside in Poland and the European Union.