San Francisco Is Creating its Own Governors Island
June 15, 2017 But Manhattan certainly doesn't have a monopoly on bays or fabulous art—and now, reports The New York Times' Jori Finkel, San Francisco wants to get in on the action with a major redevelopment of Treasure Island. The artificial isle in the Bay has ...
On the Run 2017: Justin Fairfax Wins Democratic Primary for Governor of Virginia
June 14, 2017 Fairfax trounced his primary competitor Susan Platt 49 percent to 39 percent to secure the Democratic nomination for Lt. Governor of Virginia. It was not an easy race for Fairfax, an attorney who hailed from Pittsburgh but grew up in the rough parts of ...
Primary 2017 live blog: Thomas wins 28th, Orrock wins 54, Vogel and Fairfax will vie for lieutenant governor
June 13, 2017 Vogel is a former attorney for the Republican National Committee who advises clients on political election law and other issues. She's said her top priorities would be creating jobs and making Virginia more economically competitive. She's also called ...
Justin Fairfax, Jill Vogel will face off in November in lieutenant governor's race
June 13, 2017 In the primary, Vogel faced off against Bryce Reeves and Del. Glenn Davis of Virginia Beach. With nearly 98 percent of precincts reporting, Vogel earned nearly 43 percent of the vote to Reeves' 40 percent and Davis' 17 percent.
UPDATE 1-Puerto Rico governor vows statehood push after referendum win
June 12, 2017 Rossello, who campaigned on a push for statehood, said in a telephone interview with Reuters that he will go to the U.S. capital this week to urge federal lawmakers to begin the process of admitting Puerto Rico into the union. "We will make sure this ...
Wisconsin lt. governor on way to Mexico for trade mission
June 12, 2017 Officials with the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation say Kleefisch will leave Monday. She plans to meet with executives from Mexican companies with business ties with the United States in Monterrey and Mexico City to talk about expanding their ...
A Candidate for Governor Is Raising Money by Selling $5 Fidget Spinners
June 12, 2017 But this is the first politically oriented fidget spinner we've seen on a campaign website - so far. Boyd began his career as a businessman and founded Radio Systems Corporation, which manufactures pet products like invisible fences for dogs.
Six candidates running in primary for lieutenant governor
June 12, 2017 Six candidates running in primary for lieutenant governor ... Delegate Glenn Davis Jr. is a former Virginia Beach City Council member, runs a telecommunications management company, and has served two terms in the state house.
Republicans rebuke 'gay bashing' fliers in race for Va. lt. governor
June 8, 2017 RICHMOND - Virginia state Sen. Bryce Reeves blasted one of his Republican rivals in the primary race for lieutenant governor for supporting the appointment of the state's first openly gay judge.
Virginia primary 2017: Lieutenant governor and House of Delegates races
June 8, 2017 He was a candidate for state attorney general in the 2013 primary. Susan Platt, of Great Falls, served as chief of staff to Joe Biden's Senate staff and worked on various Virginia political campaigns. Gene Rossi, of Alexandria, retired as a federal ...
Kansas Republicans raise taxes, ending their GOP governor's 'real live experiment' in conservative policy
June 7, 2017 Republicans in Kansas broke ranks with the state's conservative governor Tuesday night, voting to raise tax rates and put an end to a series of cuts.
Governor declares Friday as 'Prince Day' across Minnesota
June 7, 2017 ST. PAUL, Minn. - Gov. Mark Dayton has declared Friday as "Prince Day" across Minnesota to honor the legacy of the homegrown music legend, who died April 21st of last year of an accidental painkiller overdose.
Two Paths Arise for Democrats in Race for Virginia's Governor
June 6, 2017 LEESBURG, Va. - Tom Perriello acknowledges that he is running the most progressive campaign for governor in modern Virginia history. He speaks stirringly about undocumented immigrants who fear deportation and transgender teenagers who face a “bullier ...
Florida Governor Defends Record-Setting Budget Vetoes
June 5, 2017 (AP) - Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Monday defended his latest round of budget vetoes, which set a modern-day record for a governor but came from a long list of spending projects, including money intended for public universities and compensation for ...
FedEx founder, governor will speak at Nashville startup conference 36
June 5, 2017 FedEx founder Frederick W. Smith will join Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam for a fireside chat Tuesday at the 36/86 Entrepreneurship and Technology Conference in Nashville.
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