Dems, Trump trade blame as shutdown slogs into 2nd weekendSupreme Court lays low after Kavanaugh confirmationTrump EPA orders rollback of Obama mercury regulationsIn Iowa, Democrats see 2020 as head vs. heart momentFarmers risk loss of federal payments, loans, from shutdownHouse GOP quietly ends probe into FBI's 2016 decisionsShutdown to close DC museums; some basic services providedCalifornia's Jerry Brown caps 5 decades on political sceneThe Latest: GOP, Democrats trade blame as shutdown drags onLatino support for GOP steady despite Trump immigration talk … [Read more...] about AP Top Political News at 12:21 a.m. EST
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Hello, hello, hello, Colorado! And welcome back to The Spot, The Denver Post’s weekly newsletter about the people, policies and politics that define our state. I’m Nic Garcia, a politics reporter at The Denver Post and I’ll be your host here, every Thursday. The Spot has a long history in Colorado politics. For years, it was docThe Post’s must-read politics blog, with dispatches from the hallways of the state Capitol to the winding roads of the campaign trail. In February, The Spot debuted as a weekly newsletter, and as we relaunch for the 2018 election season kickoff, we have a fresh look and a new promise to our subscribers: Each edition of The Spot will feature original reporting that you will be the first to see. With all eyes focused on Grand Junction this weekend for the annual Club 20 fall conference, we decided to ask Western and rural voters across the state what mattered to them this election season. Spoiler alert: They didn’t hold back. Also, I … [Read more...] about The Spot: We’re back! Rural voters weigh in, attack ad drama in gov’s race and more Colorado politics news
Politics Gabor Degre | BDN Maine Attorney Genaral Janet Mills speaks during a June 2016 press conference before then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump arrived for a campaign event at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. By Christopher Cousins, BDN Staff • May 14, 2018 1:00 am On April 3, the deadline for Maine to file its Medicaid expansion plan to the federal government under a law enacted in a 2017 referendum, expansion advocates held a news conference at the State House. Attorney General Janet Mills, who is also a Democratic candidate for governor, stepped to the microphone as the conference ended to announce something that could only help her efforts to woo liberal voters: she’d found a $35 million funding source for the first year of the expansion. “These funds are available to pay for Medicaid expansion as enacted by the people last November,” said Mills. “There is overwhelming evidence that states which take advantage of … [Read more...] about Janet Mills’ work as AG grew more political after she joined governor’s race. She says Trump is the reason.
Good morning!It’s hump day.Before we let you munch on some political news here’s a dose of vaping and gaunga.Schools battle vaping culturePlease, Hollywood, don’t remake John Hughes’ 1985 classic “The Breakfast Club.”Seriously, who would play Judd Nelson’s character John Bender. Somehow a 21st century Bender would not seem so tough and broken recounting in group session how his dad told him to “Vape up, Johnny” and burnt his arm with a Juul.Still, vaping is the modern-day cigarette. No denying that. Read how Lehigh Valley school districts and health officials are trying to deal with its unknown health consequences for kids.Allentown decriminalizes potBy one vote, the Allentown City Council took another step toward decriminalizing small amounts of pot over the objections of Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin.The 4-3 vote was the first taken on the measure, which would make possession of a small amount of marijuana — 30 … [Read more...] about Wake-up Call: Vaping, pot, political ads and school funding
Today in The Rundown: Senate budget negotiations continue with emotional public testimony; a new layer to the negotiations over Harrah's emerges; news for homeowners affected by the 2016 floods; and more news in Louisiana politics today.Be sure to sign up to get The Rundown in your inbox by filling out the form here.Countdown…Days until the 2018 regular legislative session must end: 27The NewsBudget: State senators held public testimony on the budget as the Edwards administration notified that it will begin sending eviction notices to nursing members whose funding is at risk if the budget isn't altered before July 1. http://bit.ly/2HXZ666Gambling: Casino executives and state officials disagree over what would happen to Harrah's lease if the Legislature doesn't renew a license for New Orleans' only land-based casino, adding a new layer to the heated ongoing negotiations at the Capitol. http://bit.ly/2I3rVKdVoters: A state appeals court is being asked to reconsider … [Read more...] about The Rundown: Senate panel hears emotional budget testimony; a new layer to Harrah’s debate; and more Louisiana politics news