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2 hrs ago | Sunherald.com

Probe could complicate Rick Perry's prospects

But with eight months left on the job and a decision to make about the 2016 presidential race, the long-serving governor known for his Texas swagger is now the focus of a grand jury investigation that could cause more difficulty than any adversary has.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Tom DeLay, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Texas Government, Texas, Rick Perry

4 hrs ago | Washington Examiner

Special car, plate for veteran at NY Auto Show

A wounded Iraq war veteran has been given a specially outfitted SUV by Toyota, and he's gotten an honorary license plate for it from New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, Toyota RAV4, Toyota, SUV, Andrew Cuomo, New York, New York Government

8 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle

Nebraska lawmakers to study tax issues over break

Fresh off a session that saw $412 million in tax relief over the next five years, the Legislature's Revenue Committee plans to hold meetings this summer and fall to consider various tax issues.

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Related Topix: Nebraska Government, Nebraska, Tax, Dave Heineman, Agriculture, Science

Sat Apr 19, 2014

CBS Local

California Counties Want More Money To Deal With Prison Realignment

Gov. Jerry Brown has been quietly visiting California counties since the start of the year to see how they are faring under his 3-year-old realignment law that dramatically altered the state's criminal justice system by increasing the burden on local governments.

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Related Topix: Prison, Jerry Brown, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Monterey County, CA, State Prisons

York Dispatch

Amid budget woes, gas drilling tax turns GOP heads in Pa.

Slapping Pennsylvania's booming natural gas industry with a new tax has long been the currency of Democrats, and now an increasingly grim budget picture is turning Republican heads in the GOP-controlled state Legislature.

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Related Topix: US News, Natural Gas, Tom Corbett

CBS Local

Texting While Driving Ban Could Revive After Perry

Efforts to implement a statewide texting while driving ban in Texas are likely to resurface next year no matter who replaces Gov. Rick Perry.

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Related Topix: Rick Perry, Corpus Christi, TX

Sunherald.com

National energy boom blurs political battle lines

Democrats are split between environmentalists and business and labor groups, with the proposed Canada-to-Texas oil pipeline a major wedge.

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Related Topix: US News, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, Barack Obama, Jerry Brown, Andrew Cuomo, Representative Cory Gardner, Republican, US House of Representatives

HeraldNet

Iowa to get new Microsoft data center

Microsoft will begin construction on a new data center in West Des Moines, state and local officials announced Friday, bringing the company's total investment in Iowa to nearly $2 billion, the largest in the state to date.

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Related Topix: Iowa, West Des Moines, IA, Terry Branstad

Northern Michigan News

Autopsy to ID dead boy; body cast off side of road

All Massachusetts authorities could say for sure is that they found the lifeless body of a small boy, apparently cast off the side of a highway.

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Related Topix: Fitchburg, MA, Deval Patrick, Worcester County, MA, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Senate to debate rideshare regulations

Among the major issues left to cover at the Arizona Legislature before the session ends is how to regulate the increasingly popular ridesharing programs like Uber and Lyft.

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Related Topix: Jan Brewer

Fri Apr 18, 2014

ABC News

California Farmers to Get More Water

Drought-stricken California farmers and cities are set to get more water as state and federal officials ease cutbacks due to recent rain and snow, officials announced on Friday.

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Related Topix: California, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Jerry Brown

KFBB

APNewsBreak: Medicaid paid $12M for Illinois dead

The Illinois Medicaid program paid an estimated $12 million for medical services for people listed as deceased in other state records, according to an internal state government memo.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Illinois, Illinois Government, US News, Pat Quinn

National Public Radio

Spokeswoman: Sebelius Not Considering US Senate

Departing U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is not considering running for the U.S. Senate, a spokeswoman said Friday.

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Related Topix: Kathleen Sebelius, US News, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Pat Roberts, Sam Brownback, 2012 Presidential Election, Barack Obama

WXOW-TV La Crosse

Walker's challenger doesn't focus on union rights

Wisconsin Democrats and their allies who are trying to take out Republican Gov. Scott Walker have invested all their hopes in Mary Burke, a Harvard-educated political newcomer whose father started Trek Bicycle when she was a teenager.

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Related Topix: US News, Scott Walker, Milwaukee, WI

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Ohio sees record high heroin overdose deaths

The state says 680 people died of heroin overdoses in 2012, up from 426 deaths in 2011, a 37 percent increase, according to data being released Friday.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Ohio, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Cuyahoga County, OH, Deval Patrick, Peter Shumlin

WBOC-TV Salisbury

Judge: McDonnell Can't Keep Filings From Prosecutors

A judge says former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell can keep some court filings from the public, but not from prosecutors in his public corruption case.

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Related Topix: Bob McDonnell

Thu Apr 17, 2014

York Dispatch

Tom Wolf shows $2.2M income for 2012

Tom Wolf, a York County businessman and Democratic candidate for governor who took out a multimillion-dollar loan to help finance his campaign, reported nearly $2.2 million in adjusted income in 2012, according to the two pages of his 2012 tax return he released Thursday.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Allyson Schwartz, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Tom Corbett

WHBF-TV Rock Island

New Hampshire death penalty repeal fails by one vote

Lawmakers voted 12-12 Thursday on a death penalty repeal measure. The tie means capital punishment will stay on the books.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Death Penalty, Maggie Hassan

KMIZ

'Pals': Biden, Obama make selfie time

"Found a friend to join my first selfie on Instagram. Thanks for following and stay tuned," he wrote on Instagram.

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Related Topix: Chris Christie

ABC News

AG Holder to Speak at Ceremony for Kansas Victims

Attorney General Eric Holder is scheduled to attend a service for the three people killed at Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Sam Brownback, US News, US Senate, Republican, Violent Crime

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