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39 min ago | WWLP

New Jersey sells 1 pension fund investment

New Jersey has sold its pension fund investment in a venture capital firm that has connections to a Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate. The state Treasurer's Office announced Tuesday that it had sold its investment in General Catalyst to Washington University in St. Louis for $14.1 million, netting the state a $4.5 million profit over what it paid for the investment in December 2011.


Related Topix: Venture Capital, Emerging Technology, Massachusetts, Chris Christie

4 hrs ago | KION 46

Governor signs first California groundwater rules

Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Tuesday requiring local agencies with depleted supplies to begin managing their wells. The state can intervene if necessary.


Related Topix: Jerry Brown, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Sacramento, CA, Agoura Hills, CA

7 hrs ago | The Times

Jindal: Obama hasn't done enough to harness energy

Jindal: Obama hasn't done enough to harness energy Gov. Bobby Jindal said President Obama hasn't done enough with the nation's energy. Check out this story on Jindal has sought to carve out a role as a leading policy mind as he considers a presidential campaign in 2016.


Related Topix: Bobby Jindal, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Barack Obama

10 hrs ago | Berkshire Eagle

Gov. Patrick heading to London for trade mission

Patrick's crowded Tuesday schedule includes meetings with Deputy Prime Minister Nicholas Clegg and Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne. He's also planning to participate in a financial services round table, discuss partnership opportunities between Massachusetts and the United Kingdom, and make an announcement about to community college partnerships.


Related Topix: Deval Patrick, Massachusetts, Europe, World News, United Kingdom

15 hrs ago | Cybercast News Service

NJ Gov. Chris Christie visiting South Carolina

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is the latest possible presidential contender to visit South Carolina, the home of the GOP's first presidential primary in the South. Christie was visiting Tuesday as chairman of the Republican Governors Association, attending a pair of fundraisers for Gov. Nikki Haley and a governor's association event in Charleston.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Jeff Duncan, Chris Christie, South Carolina, Senator Marco Rubio, US Senate, Senator Rand Paul, Nikki Haley

17 hrs ago |

Gov. Lincoln Chafee

Rhode Island will have a major role to play in the offshore wind industry, even though a developer chose to use a Massachusetts port to build a large wind farm, Gov. Lincoln Chafee said Monday. Rhode Island officials had hoped Cape Wind would use New Bedford, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island's Quonset Point for the staging and construction of a proposed 130-turbine wind farm off the coast of Cape Cod, bringing jobs and economic activity to both states.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Lincoln Chafee, Rhode Island, Block Island, RI, Providence, RI

Mon Sep 15, 2014

The Daily Breeze

Sen. Roderick Wright resigns from South Bay seat in California Senate

Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg accepted Wright's one-sentence letter, which stated his resignation is effective Sept. 22. Jennifer Hanson, a spokeswoman for Wright, confirmed the senator submitted the letter.


Related Topix: California, Jerry Brown, US News, Inglewood, CA, Hollywood (Los Angeles, CA), Los Angeles, CA

Chambersburg Public Opinion

BP Alaska plans layoffs following Hilcorp sale

BP Alaska, a major player in the state's oil industry, on Monday announced plans to lay off 275 employees and direct contractors early next year. BP's business in Alaska will be smaller because of the previously announced sale of its interests in four North Slope oil fields to Hilcorp, spokeswoman Dawn Patience said.


Related Topix: Alaska, Prudhoe Bay, AK, Sean Parnell, Opinion

The Lebanon Daily News

Cuomo, Christie discuss the region's terror threat

New York and New Jersey are facing a daunting domestic terror threat fueled by mounting hostilities between the United States and Islamic State extremists, federal and state officials warned Monday. "We would be in a state of denial if we did not say with what's going on internationally that the risk of a threat to us has increased," Gov. Andrew Cuomo told reporters following the hourlong meeting in midtown Manhattan with Gov. Chris Christie, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio.


Related Topix: Andrew Cuomo, Chris Christie, East Rutherford, NJ, Rutherford, NJ

KWWL-TV Waterloo

Miss America: More to worry about than red cup

14, 2014, in Atlantic City, N.J. . Miss New York Kira Kazantsev performs during the talent portion of the Miss America 2015 pageant, Sunday, Sept.


Related Topix: Atlantic City, NJ, US Politics, US News, Jeff Sessions, US Senate, Republican, Brian Sandoval

NewsOn6 Tulsa

Man wanted for robbery arrested at Frisbee tourney

A federal judge says a Tampa, Florida, woman can pursue her lawsuit alleging that the government invaded her privacy in the scandal over former CIA director David Petraeus. A federal judge ruled Monday that a Tampa, Florida, woman can pursue her lawsuit alleging that the government invaded her privacy in the scandal over former CIA director David Petraeus.


Related Topix: Tampa, FL, Sex Scandal, Brian Sandoval

Cybercast News Service

Judge: Sanfords to Mediate over Divorce Issues

U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford and his ex-wife Jenny have agreed to mediate parenting issues and other concerns in their contentious divorce, a South Carolina family court judge said Monday. Attorneys for Jenny Sanford have asked the family court to limit the Republican lawmaker's visitation with his youngest child and to have the lawmaker undergo psychological tests and take anger management and parenting courses.


Related Topix: Mark Sanford, Parenting, Family, South Carolina, South Carolina Government

Daily Herald

Closer Look: Rauner's schools plan raises eyebrows

Proposals to tie teacher merit pay to student test scores and alter tenure policies to make it easier to fire bad teachers are among the most recent education ideas being pushed in Illinois by Bruce Rauner, the Republican businessman challenging Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn this fall. The ideas, introduced last week as part of Rauner's 26-page education blueprint, did not offer many details.


Related Topix: Pat Quinn, Education Etc., Winnetka, IL

Athens Banner-Herald

Hundreds flee 2 California wildfires

Two raging wildfires in California forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes, including one near a lakeside resort town that burned nearly two dozen structures. The blaze, sparked Sunday afternoon near Bass Lake in Central California, prompted authorities to evacuate about 1,000 residents out of about 400 homes, Madera County Sheriff's spokeswoman Erica Stuart said.


Related Topix: California, Madera County, CA, Fire, Oakhurst, CA, Bass Lake, CA, Jerry Brown

Sun Sep 14, 2014

The Republic

'Transparent' Indiana government often elusive

The promise of transparency in government is a popular one among politicians because it evokes the vision of a democratic government that answers to the people and supports the concept of public trust. That was evidenced last week when Gov. Mike Pence unveiled his new $9-million government management system.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mike Pence

WTEN-TV Albany

Westwood show highlights Scotland, not fashion

14, 2014. . Designer Vivienne Westwood, alongside her granddaughter Cora Corre, during her Spring/Summer 2015 collection during London Fashion Week, at Victoria House in central London, Sunday, Sept.


Related Topix: Media, Radio, Westwood One, Fashion, Fashion Week, Palisades Park, NJ, Brian Sandoval

WTEN-TV Albany

Lawyer: Hopeful tests show dead infants stillborn

With the deadly ambush on a state police barracks in the Pocono Mountains, law enforcement in eastern Pennsylvania went on high alert and officers from throughout the region, including New York and New Jersey,... Investigators on Sunday returned to scour the woods across from a state police barracks where two troopers were ambushed, leaving one fatally shot and another critically wounded. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake complained of shortness of breath and chest pains during the city's Star-Spangled Banner celebration over the weekend and was taken to a hospital for tests.


Related Topix: Associated Press, Palisades Park, NJ, Brian Sandoval

News Max

NYC Subway Tunnel Damaged by Sandy Restored to Service

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and officials from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority took a ride on a train Sunday through the Montague Tunnel connecting Brooklyn and lower Manhattan. The tunnel had been flooded with millions of gallons of water by Sandy in 2012.


Related Topix: Andrew Cuomo, Transportation, Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Railroads

KMPH-TV Fresno

Santa Monica using $1M to evaluate its happiness

10, 2014, in Santa Monica, Calif. . Kristin Rodriguez, left, and her husband, Frank, visiting from San Francisco, sun bathe on the beach Wednesday, Sept.


Related Topix: Santa Monica, CA, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Brian Sandoval

Pa. casino cash a mixed bag for taxpayers

In the summer of 2004, Gov. Ed Rendell and top state lawmakers promoted legalized casino gambling as a way to provide historic relief from burdensome school property taxes. A decade later, slot-machine revenue has helped restrain the inexorable growth of a tax that homeowners love to hate, and completely eliminated it for thousands of low-income seniors.


Related Topix: Ed Rendell, Pennsylvania, Education Etc., Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Wilkes-Barre, PA