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Jon Ward

Bobby Jindal's 2016 Hopes Rest On Mantra: 'It's Not About Personalities'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– Bobby Jindal isn't going to go away quietly. He made that much clear Monday. In the space of an hour, he reminded many Democrats w...

Governors Erupt In On-Camera Dispute During White House Visit

AP | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics

BY STEVE PEOPLES, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's governors emerged from a meeting with President Barack Obama Monday claimin...

Obama Keystone Decision Coming In Next Couple Months, Mary Fallin Says

Reuters | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics

By Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON, Feb 24 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama told governors at a White House meeting ...

Govs Throw Cold Water On Legal Weed Despite Public Support

AP | KEN THOMAS and STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 02.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — All the buzz at the National Governors Association meeting over legalizing pot, some say, is just smoke. Nearly three months afte...

Jon Ward

Chris Christie's Foil, A Northeastern Liberal, Makes His Way On The National Stage

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 02.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON – Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin held up his right hand, thumb to forefinger, in the shape of a zero. That's how much experience the form...

Scott Walker: Emails Released This Week Are 'Old News'

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 02.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says thousands of internal documents released publicly this week are "old news." Walker also added th...

Jon Ward

Will Chris Christie Face The Washington Press Corps?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 02.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The political calendar has New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) on a crash course with the Washington press corps a week from Monday, but ...

NGA 'Corporate Fellows': The Cozy Relationship Between Corporations and Education

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 03.11.2014 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

For education corporations, CCSS alone is a potential cash cow: Curriculum, teacher and administrator professional development, student preparation (including tutoring and test prep), assessment writing, administration, and scoring. Envision the saliva as it dribbles down the education corporate executive chins.

What If Common Core Had Followed the Democratic Process?

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 02.08.2014 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

Teachers should have had decision-making power to directly shape CCSS from the outset. They did not. How would the CCSS developmental process have appeared had it followed the democratic process?

A Better Bottom Line: Employing Individuals With Disabilities

Gov. Jack Markell | Posted 10.13.2013 | Politics
Gov. Jack Markell

My blueprint is designed to give governors tools to increase employment of people with disabilities in their states. Based on input from business leaders, it suggests that states change their approach.

2016 Prospects Mix On Big Stage

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 10.04.2013 | Politics

MILWAUKEE — Health care, budgets and education topped the official agenda for governors at their annual summer summit. But the 2016 presidential...

Democratic Governors Nervous About Health Plan

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT and SCOTT BAUER | Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics

MILWAUKEE — Democratic governors say they are nervous about getting the new federal health care law implemented but add they will be better posi...

John Celock

State Finances Uncertain

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 06.14.2013 | Politics

State governments are seeing signs of recovery, but continue to face an uncertain economic future, according to a new report released Thursday. Th...

Common Core: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Alan Singer | Posted 07.22.2013 | Politics
Alan Singer

Common Core standard needs to be separated from the push by publishers to sell for material, the high-stakes testing of children, and from the evaluation of teachers.

John Celock

Online Sales Tax Moves Forward

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Senate is expected to open debate Monday evening on a bill that would allow for the collection of sales taxes on items bought o...

John Celock

Senators Back $23.3 Billion Online Sales Tax

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 03.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A measure to allow state and local governments to collect sales taxes from online purchases received key support in the United States Se...

John Celock

GOP Gov Sticks With 'Wait And See' Approach To Gun Bills

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 02.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R) is taking a "wait and see" approach to a series of pro-gun bills that are working their way through her st...

GOP Gov Urges Governors To Help Reverse 'Crazy' Olympics Decision

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 02.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican governor of Iowa is campaigning to get his gubernatorial colleagues from around the country to join his effort to overtur...

Brewer Sets The Record Straight About Obama Relationship

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 02.26.2013 | Politics

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) dismissed the idea of being "Best Friends Forever" with President Barack Obama on Monday, after attending a dinner at the ...

John Celock

GOP Governor: Budget Cuts Are 'Not Rocket Science'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 02.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The nation's Republican governors called for President Barack Obama to "show leadership" on fiscal issues, while urging Obama and Congre...

John Celock

Dr. Oz Tells Governors To Promote Healthy Lifestyles, Have Enough Sex

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 02.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The nation's governors closed their conference here Monday following a call from Dr. Mehmet Oz for them to have more sex. Oz, speaki...

Michelle Obama To Press Governors On Veterans' Jobs

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 04.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- First lady Michelle Obama on Monday challenged governors to make it easier for military personnel to transfer their skills to civilian j...

O To Governors: 'We've Got More Work To Do'

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 04.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is calling on governors of both parties to work with him. The president, during a White House dinner Sunday...

GOP Govs Softening Rhetoric Toward Obama While Faced With Own Challenges

AP | KEN THOMAS and STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 02.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Many Republican governors who worked to thwart much of President Barack Obama's first-term agenda are shifting gears and softening their...

John Celock

GOP Gov Pushes Employment Plan To Colleagues

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 02.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican governor of South Dakota shared his personal experience growing up as the child of two deaf parents as part of the Nation...