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  • 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.

  • Washington governor seeks plan to limit carbon emissions 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 7:10 pm

    OLYMPIA, Washington - Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday directed the state Department of Ecology to develop a plan to cap carbon emissions in the state and to increase enforcement of existing pollution laws, saying that the state can't wait for legislative action to address climate change.

  • Assembly speaker asked for open records changes 
    Updated: Jul-23-15 5:19 pm

    MADISON, Wisconsin - Assembly Speaker Robin Vos was the state lawmaker who drafted a proposal that would have gutted Wisconsin's open records law and protected legislators from having to release documents currently available, documents released to The Associated Press on Thursday show.

  • Shumlin supports creation of ethics commission 
    Updated: Jul-22-15 6:20 pm

    MONTPELIER, Vermont - Amid conflict-of-interest allegations among Vermont public officials, Gov. Peter Shumlin said Wednesday he supports the creation of a state ethics commission.

  • Museum at Nixon's presidential library gets makeover 
    Updated: Jul-20-15 10:06 pm

    YORBA LINDA, California - A museum dedicated to Richard Nixon's presidency is getting a makeover that will include interactive exhibits appealing to younger, tech-savvy visitors, officials said Monday.

  • Malloy's 9 vetoes stand despite some desire for override 
    Updated: Jul-20-15 3:43 pm

    HARTFORD, Connecticut - Lawmakers allowed Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's nine vetoes to stand on Monday despite efforts by the General Assembly's minority Republicans to override at least the one that would have imposed new hiring standards for the next state education commissioner.

  • Museum at Nixon's presidential library gets makeover story has photos
    Updated: Jul-20-15 1:07 pm

    YORBA LINDA, California - A museum dedicated to Richard Nixon's presidency is getting a makeover that will include interactive exhibits appealing to younger, tech-savvy visitors, officials said Monday.

  • Gov.'s legal counsel knew of board member interest conflict 
    Updated: Jul-17-15 6:38 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - The chief legal counsel for Gov. Pat McCrory knew almost a year ago that the law firm of a North Carolina Board of Elections member had received money from the target of an investigation into questionable political donations.

  • Gov. Bentley creates Office of Broadband Development 
    Updated: Jul-17-15 4:11 pm

    MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley has signed an executive order to create the Office of Broadband Development and increase the accessibility of high-speed Internet across the state.

  • New Jersey catching glimpses of post-Christie era 
    Updated: Jul-11-15 10:52 am

    TRENTON, New Jersey - Gov. Chris Christie still sits atop New Jersey's political pecking order, but that's due to end in 2017 - whether his White House run is successful or not.

  • Appeals panel hears arguments on Obama immigration action 
    Updated: Jul-10-15 5:13 pm

    NEW ORLEANS - Noise from hundreds of chanting immigration activists outside a federal appeals court building competed at times Friday with lawyers arguing inside over President Barack Obama's proposal to shield an estimated 5 million people from deportation who are in the U.S. illegally.

  • Burlington, Uber ride-hailing company reach operating deal 
    Updated: Jul-10-15 4:11 pm

    BURLINGTON, Vermont - The city and the Uber ride-hailing service have signed an agreement to allow Uber to temporarily operate in the city and at the airport, the mayor's office announced Friday.

  • Mead adviser: Delegation grouse work not counterproductive 
    Updated: Jul-09-15 3:11 pm

    CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Wyoming's congressional delegation and governor's office have different approaches to protecting the state's energy and ranching industries by keeping sage grouse off the endangered list - but that's not counterproductive, an adviser to Gov. Matt Mead told a state legislative committee Thursday.

  • First lady addresses inaugural Native American youth summit story has photos
    Updated: Jul-09-15 1:35 pm

    WASHINGTON - Michelle Obama on Thursday told hundreds of Native American youths that they are all precious and sacred and that "each of you was put on this earth for a reason."

  • Pope's speech to Congress to be broadcast from US Capitol 
    Updated: Jul-08-15 12:06 pm

    WASHINGTON - Pope Francis' historic speech to Congress in September will be viewed by tens of thousands on the Capitol grounds and beyond in a landmark event to rival any presidential inauguration or State of the Union address.

  • The Latest: Senate votes to repeal local prevailing wage 
    Updated: Jul-07-15 6:19 pm

    MADISON, Wisconsin - After five months of debate and revisions, Wisconsin's full Legislature was set to vote on the 2015-17 state budget, a $73 billion spending plan that divvies up how much money state agencies receive and how they can use it. Here's a rundown on debate developments Tuesday (all times are local):

  • Lawmaker calls for maker of new state logo to give refund 
    Updated: Jul-06-15 5:17 pm

    KNOXVILLE, Tennessee - A state lawmaker is calling for a refund of all but $10,000 of the $46,000 paid for development of a new Tennessee state logo, saying the company that developed it was "substantially over-compensated."

  • Mayors meeting with governor's office on storm damage 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 8:35 am

    WOOLWICH, New Jersey - Mayors from towns hit hard by a severe storm last week are finally getting a meeting with Gov. Chris Christie's office.

  • Governor's office moves from Capitol amid renovation work 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 7:48 pm

    JUNEAU, Alaska - Members of Gov. Bill Walker's administration have moved their offices from the third floor of the state Capitol to an office building a block away in Juneau.