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What Bruce Rauner Said During the State of the State Address and What It Really Means

Reboot Illinois | Posted 04.08.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Speaking in the Illinois House chamber to a joint session of a Legislature in which Democrats hold a veto-proof supermajority, Rauner reminded lawmakers pointedly that in electing their first Republican governor in 12 years, "voters made it clear they want bipartisan government."

Watch: Analysis of the Reactions to Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's State of the State Address

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 04.08.2015 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Business groups that have complained for years about high workers' compensation and liability insurance costs cheered. The traditional Democratic labor base jeered, as did trial attorneys, who also were singled out by Rauner in his speech.

Legislators and Media React to Gov. Bruce Rauner's State of the State Address

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 04.07.2015 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

In his first State of the State Address, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner took aim at the forces he believes are responsible for the state's dysfunction: public-sector unions, trial lawyers, excessive regulation on business.

Walker? Romney?! Really?!

Rick Horowitz | Posted 03.19.2015 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Suddenly, it's 2016. Try to contain your excitement... ...

Brown Warns Of Uncertainties While Touting California Resurgence

AP | JULIET WILLIAMS | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday delivered a dual message in his annual address to the Legislature — that a California resu...

Governor To Address California Drought, Economy

Reuters | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics

By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan 22 (Reuters) - California Governor Jerry Brown, in his state of the state speech on Wednes...

The Christie Troubles: From Damage Control to Talk of Possible Impeachment

Dominic Carter | Posted 03.17.2014 | New York
Dominic Carter

How many of those governors do you think want Christie to come to their states now on their behalf? The good news for Christie? The Superbowl is now only weeks away, and that may take the focus away from bridgegate. Maybe, for a little while.

"The State of the States Address" Coming to a Theater Near You

Bob Banov and Roger Ohlsen | Posted 11.26.2013 | Politics
Bob Banov and Roger Ohlsen

Let us amend the federal Constitution to include a definition in its preamble that nails morality in a timely form that is automatically applied to state constitutions, and ask for such a definition with such force that the ensuing discussion becomes a component of our national discourse, and changes the state of our states.

Addressing Climate Change Gaining Momentum in States Coast to Coast

Gene Karpinski | Posted 04.29.2013 | Green
Gene Karpinski

President Obama can't solve the climate crisis alone, and this momentum in the states is an encouraging sign for anyone who wants to see our elected officials address the challenge of our generation, our changing climate.

Matt Ferner

Hickenlooper Jokes He Can't Remember Amendment 64 Passed | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.10.2013 | Denver

Gov. John Hickenlooper is once again cracking jokes about marijuana policy in Colorado, this time during his State of the State address on Thursday. ...

Matt Ferner

Hick: 'Why Can't We Have Universal Background Checks For All Gun Sales?' | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.11.2013 | Denver

Gov. John Hickenlooper addressed one of the most talked-about and controversial issues facing the state of Colorado and the nation during his State of...

John Celock

Kasich Imitates Parkinson's Patient, Praises 'Hot Wife' In State Of The State | John Celock | Posted 02.08.2012 | Politics

Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) does not generally script his speeches, preferring to form his remarks off-the-cuff based on notes. In the case of his State...

Major Walker Speech Gets Contenious

Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics

By Brendan O'Brien MADISON--Wisconsin's Republican Governor Scott Walker, whose tumultuous first year in office saw partisan budget battles, ma...

John Celock

Jan Brewer's Math Questioned By Dems | John Celock | Posted 01.12.2012 | Politics

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's plan to buy back the state capitol complex that she sold in 2009 has been met with swift opposition from Democrats in the st...

John Celock

Jan Brewer Wants To Buy Back State Capitol After Pushing Sale | John Celock | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) has announced that all she wants for Valentine's Day is to burn a mortgage. Brewer said in her State of the State Monda...

State Of The State: 'A Crisis That Is Real And Unprecedented'

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Gov. Jerry Brown told lawmakers Monday that "it would be unconscionable" not to let voters decide whether to pay more taxes to help balance the budget...

Who Said It: Andrew Cuomo or John Boehner?

Amy Traub | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Amy Traub

Public spending is the number one problem. Taxes are too high. We've got to eliminate regulation. It sounds a lot like the rhetoric of the House's new GOP majority -- except its Governor Cuomo.

Lies, Damnable Lies, Statistics ... and Polls*

Paula Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paula Gordon

Whom to trust about the state of our State? Main stream media? Hardly. Politicians? Alas. Polls? Diminishingly. When was the last time you participa...

Nevada Budget Crisis: State Considers Diaper Rations, No Gloves For Caretakers

AP | SANDRA CHEREB | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CARSON CITY, Nev. — Nevada officials on Tuesday outlined drastic cuts to the state's Medicaid program that include plans to ration adult diapers...

Paterson's State Of The State Touches On Ethics, Spending

Crain's New York Business | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Gov. David Paterson's state of the state speech Wednesday had a familiar ring to it: He said New York is overspending and in a fiscal, political and e...

Gov. Pat Quinn Announces Tax Raise In Rambling 'State Of The State'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In a meandering, largely improvised address at 12pm Wednesday, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn announced new tax hikes, outlined jobs creation programs, a...

Paterson's State Of The State Will Focus On Corruption | NICHOLAS CONFESSORE | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Gov. David A. Paterson on Wednesday will unveil a set of sweeping proposals to rein in political corruption in state government, including vastly expa...

Schwarzenegger's invite To Lawmakers Draws Scrutiny

AP | JULIET WILLIAMS and JUDY LIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger invited California lawmakers to lunch Wednesday after his State of the State address, but his of...

The State of New York's Economy

John Tepper Marlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
John Tepper Marlin

Today Governor David Paterson gave his State of the State Address. I watched it and you can too. Why does it matter? Because the state is facing huge...