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Whose word is less reliable, a jailhouse snitch's or Gov. Bruce Rauner's? That's a question I have been asking myself these past two weeks. You'll remember that the governor ran four years ago on a platform of free-market capitalism and criminal justice reform. Some cynics, at the time, questioned his sincerity. Was he just trying to woo African American lawmakers to support some of his economic policies by promising them criminal justice reform in return? If so, it would be pretty contemptible. African Americans are unfairly and disproportionately affected by law enforcement. A Brookings Institution... [Read More]
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is poised to sign legislation that would create an independent board to investigate prosecutorial misconduct. Prosecutors say it's unconstitutional and will fight it. [Read More]
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including women and children... [Read More]
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Ankara governor's office said six shots were fired from a moving white car toward the embassy compound at 5:30 a.m. Three of the bullets hit the gate and a window. [Read More]
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Democratic nominee Gretchen Whitmer has announced her running mate in her campaign for governor. She's chosen Garlin Gilchrist II, who would serve as lieutenant governor if she's elected. Gilchrist runs the University of Michigan's Center for Social Media Responsibility. Whitmer says he's a "young, innovative and progressive problem-solver" needed to help move Michigan forward. Gilchrist was Detroit's first director of... [Read More]
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Lightning struck Feldman's car after he was criticized by the Altai region governor for misspending funds allocated for flooding relief. [Read More]
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Dave Catalfamo, a former top aide to the state's last Republican governor, George Pataki, has formally joined the GOP gubernatorial campaign of Marc Molinaro. Catalfamo in recent weeks quietly left the lobbying firm headed by former Sen. U.S. Alfonse D'Amato to start his own consulting firm. [Read More]
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Measure could have shed light on shady dealings... [Read More]
The U.K. government has taken over the operations of HMP Birmingham, a major prison run by G4S Plc, after an inspection found it was in a "state of crisis," multiple media outlets reported on Monday. The Ministry of Justice said it would run the prison for an initial six-month period, Reuters reported, in order to combat "squalid" conditions, including widespread use of violence and drugs by the inmates, as well as a lack of sanitation that has attracted rats and cockroaches. As part of the change in operations, 300 prisoners will be moved to other sites, while a new... [Read More]
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The Louisiana governor has appointed a former sheriff who pleaded guilty to misusing funds and mistreating inmates to a state commission that oversees legal compliance... [Read More]
In a recent interview on "Meet the Press," Ohio's Republican governor, John Kasich, hinted that he may challenge President Trump in the 2020 GOP primaries. [Read More]
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When Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed Justice Reinvestment legislation last year, he established the nation's first statewide network of specialized treatment facilities so that people with mental illnesses can be diverted from jail. To understand what it is like to be treated at these new facilities, the governor recently sat down with a man who has experienced one firsthand.Hutchinson met with Richard King, a Navy veteran who served in the late 1960s and now lives with bipolar disorder. When... [Read More]
The Louisiana governor has appointed a former sheriff who pleaded guilty to misusing funds and mistreating inmates to a state commission that oversees legal compliance of used car dealers. The …... [Read More]
In a new ad, the Democrat trying to nab the governor's office is again defending his record as head of Younkers. Fred Hubbell just released the ad called 'Revive.' It's a response to a second attack ad on Hubbell's time leading Younkers, from GOP opponent, Governor Kim Reynolds. Republicans have tried painting Hubbell as a greedy CEO. In Hubbell's new ad, he touts leading the company through the farm crisis and adding jobs. Hubbell's campaign calls Reynolds' ads negative and misleading. [Read More]
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West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice and coal companies associated with him have shirked property taxes, lied in lawsuits and failed to complete a 2014 deal to fix hundreds of mining... [Read More]
Recent days have me wondering what Kansas' fifth governor — James Madison Harvey — would say about the pickle the state find itself in now. [Read More]
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Don't expect another election surprise in the race for governor... [Read More]
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Scientists in Florida are on the cusp of developing promising methods to control toxic algae blooms like the "red tide" that has been killing marine life along a 150-mile stretch of the Gulf Coast, the head of a leading marine lab said.Michael Crosby, president and chief executive of the Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota, welcomed a red tide emergency order issued last week by Governor Rick Scott, designating more state money for research, cleanup and wildlife rescues.Inte... [Read More]
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The Rockville Rotary Club hosted District 6560 Rotary assistant district governor Jennifer Stanfield, left, at its recent meeting held as part of a picnic at the Parke County Community Garden... [Read More]
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Democratic Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham has racked up another endorsement in her quest to become the next governor of New Mexico. [Read More]
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