State governments

J.B. Pritzker speaks to the media as Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White and others look on at MacArthur's Restaurant in Chicago on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. (Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune via AP)
February 06, 2018 - 6:39 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Newly released FBI wiretaps captured Democratic Illinois governor candidate J.B. Pritzker making racially insensitive comments during a call with then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich, including saying a popular lawmaker was the "least offensive" African-American to appoint to a Senate seat. The...
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J.B. Pritzker speaks to the media as Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White and others look on at MacArthur's Restaurant in Chicago on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. (Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune via AP)
February 06, 2018 - 5:10 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Newly released FBI wiretaps captured Democratic Illinois governor candidate J.B. Pritzker making racially insensitive comments during a call with then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich, including saying a popular lawmaker was the "least offensive" African American to appoint to a Senate seat. The...
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FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump gestures as delivers his first State of the Union address in the House chamber of the U.S. Capitol to a joint session of Congress in Washington, as Vice President Mike Pence and House Speaker Paul Ryan applaud. Less than a week ago, Trump stood before the nation and called for a new era of bipartisan cooperation. “Tonight, I call upon all of us to set aside our differences, to seek out common ground, and to summon the unity we need to deliver for the people we were elected to serve,” he said, extolling how the country had come together in recent times of tragedy. A week later, such talk is but a distant memory. (Win McNamee/Pool via AP, File)
February 06, 2018 - 4:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's call in the State of the Union address last week for a new era of bipartisan cooperation seems like a distant memory. Now, he's calling Democrats "un-American" and perhaps "treasonous" for not clapping during that address — part of a larger trend of recent...
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J.B. Pritzker speaks to the media as Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White and others look on at MacArthur's Restaurant in Chicago on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. (Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune via AP)
February 06, 2018 - 4:25 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Newly released FBI wiretaps captured Democratic Illinois governor candidate J.B. Pritzker making racially insensitive comments during a call with then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich, including saying a popular lawmaker was the "least offensive" African American to appoint to a Senate seat. The...
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Girl Scouts Veronica Ward, 11, right, and Audra Duncan, 12, look at a signed banner on display at the Georgia Capitol during a rally to convince legislators to strip the name of segregationist former Gov. Eugene Talmadge from a Savannah bridge in Atlanta, Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. They hope the bridge will be renamed in honor of Girl Scout's founder Juliette Gordon Low. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
February 06, 2018 - 3:14 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Hundreds of Girl Scouts from across Georgia gathered inside the state Capitol on Tuesday, offering cookies and smiles as they sought to convince lawmakers to get their founder's name affixed to a Savannah bridge that currently honors a white segregationist. The bridge may bear former...
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February 05, 2018 - 9:14 pm
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on the fatal shooting of a Colorado sheriff's deputy (all times local): 7 p.m. Colorado's governor says the deaths of three law enforcement officers in the state over the past five weeks are having "a grave impact." Gov. John Hickenlooper released a...
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FILE - In this June 30, 2015, file photo, front from left to right, Pennsylvania state Sen. Jake Corman, R-Centre, state House Majority Leader Dave Reed, R-Indiana, state Senate President Pro Tempore Joseph Scarnati, R-Jefferson, and state Speaker of the House Mike Turzai, R-Allegheny, lead a news conference after Republican leaders engineered passage of state budget, liquor privatization and pension bills, at the state Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa. Republican leaders of the Pennsylvania Legislature say they've agreed to a proposed new map of congressional districts to replace one thrown out last month. The top-ranking House and Senate leaders say their map "complies fully" with directions from the state Supreme Court. They're providing it to the Democratic governor, who has until Thursday to say if he supports it. (AP Photo/Chris Knight, File)
February 05, 2018 - 7:40 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday let a court-ordered redrawing of congressional districts in Pennsylvania proceed, raising Democratic hopes that a revamped map might yield them several more seats this fall. Justice Samuel Alito, who handles emergency appeals from Pennsylvania...
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FILE - In this April 2, 2012, file photo, Massachusetts state Sen. Stan Rosenberg, D-Amherst, poses outside the Statehouse in Boston. The Boston Globe reported Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 that Rosenberg’s husband, Bryon Hefner, had involved himself in matters before the Senate and had access to Rosenberg’s Senate email despite Rosenberg’s promise to keep a “firewall” between his professional and personal lives. Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker says if there’s truth to new reports involving Rosenberg then he shouldn’t return to the Senate’s top post. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
February 05, 2018 - 4:24 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker on Monday called the most recent reports involving a former legislative leader whose husband was accused of sexual abuse "troubling" and said if they're true he should not be allowed to return to the Senate's top post. Democratic Sen. Stan Rosenberg, who...
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Defense attorney Matthew Newberg, left, signs court documents after Judge Janice Cunningham sentenced Larry Nassar, right, at Eaton County Circuit Court in Charlotte, Mich., Monday, Feb. 5, 2018. The former Michigan State University sports-medicine and USA Gymnastics doctor received 40 to 125 years for three first degree criminal sexual abuse charges related to assaults that occurred at Twistars, a gymnastics facility in Dimondale. Nassar has also been sentenced to 60 years in prison for three child pornography charges in federal court and between 40 to 175 years in Ingham County for seven counts of criminal sexual conduct. (Cory Morse /The Grand Rapids Press via AP)
February 05, 2018 - 4:23 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Larry Nassar's final sentence for serial sexual assault now turns the scandal's spotlight toward major institutions, including Michigan State University, where many of his abuses occurred. The former sports doctor was sentenced Monday to 40 to 125 years in prison, his third...
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February 05, 2018 - 4:21 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday let a court-ordered redrawing of congressional districts in Pennsylvania proceed, raising Democratic hopes that a revamped map might yield them several more seats this fall. Justice Samuel Alito, who handles emergency appeals from Pennsylvania...
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