BOSTON (AP) — Democratic Massachusetts gubernatorial candidates Jay Gonzalez and Bob Massie have sparred in a debate as they vie for a chance to challenge Republican Gov. Charlie Baker in November.The candidates trained most of their criticism at Baker, arguing he's been too timid in tackling some of the state's biggest challenges such as the opioid addiction crisis, public education and the lack of affordable housing.They also criticized Baker's approach to public transportation, saying the state needs a long-term plan and additional revenue to fix the MBTA and improve commuter rail services.Both also said during Thursday's debate on WBUR the state shouldn't spend money trying to lure Amazon.Baker says he has worked to tackle the opioid crisis and improve public transportation.Baker has $8 million in campaign funds. Gonzalez has $144,000. Massie has $18,000. … [Read more...] about Democrats Gonzalez, Massie fault GOP Gov. Baker in debate
By Tatiana Sanchez | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group May 17, 2018 at 11:28 am Pushing back against mounting criticism of California’s sanctuary policies, Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday signed a bill placing strict limits on the disclosure of a person’s immigration status in open court. Approved in the Senate with bipartisan support last week, Senate Bill 785 was introduced in response to news reports of ICE agents tracking down undocumented immigrants in courthouses across the country. It takes aim at a tactic that advocates say is keeping many immigrants from testifying in court, reporting crimes or simply showing up to pay a ticket. “Our courthouses should be places of justice, not places where immigrants are threatened with deportation,” said Senator Scott Wiener, one of the bill’s authors, in a statement Thursday. “This law makes everyone in our community safer by ensuring that witnesses and victims of crime are not afraid … [Read more...] about Gov. Brown signs bill preventing disclosure of immigration status in court
INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Eric Holcomb and a delegation of Hoosier business and political leaders are traveling Friday from Indiana to Europe on a trade mission featuring stops in six countries over the next seven days.The group, which includes House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, and retiring Senate President David Long, R-Fort Wayne, will begin its journey in the Czech Republic, with meetings to promote Indiana's global economy and to seek opportunities to strengthen the state's international ties.From there they'll travel to Slovakia to hobnob with Slovak government and military officials, and then to Switzerland for meetings with executives at Nestle and Roche, two Swiss companies with large Indiana operations.On Tuesday, delegation members are due to meet executives of Fronius International, which specializes in welding, charging and solar energy technology, at the company's headquarters in Pettenbach, Austria.Fronius' U.S. headquarters is in Portage.The Hoosiers then will … [Read more...] about Gov. Holcomb and Hoosier delegation departing Indiana Friday on European trade mission
NEW DELHI: The results of the Andhra Pradesh Post Graduate Common Entrance Test (AP PGECET) was released today, May 17, 2018, on the official website - scheap.gov.in. The candidates who had appeared for the examination can go to the official website - scheap.gov.in - to check their result online. The AP PGECET was successfully conducted by Andhra University, Vishakhapatnam, on behalf of Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education (APSCHE) from May 10 to May 12 for aspirants seeking admission into Postgraduate degree courses in the state. Here is how to check AP PGECET Results 2018 1) Open the official website of the exam - scheap.gov.in 2) On the homepage you will find exam link, click on it 3) On the page that opens, you will find "View Result"link, click on it 4) You will be redirected to a new web page 5) Enter your roll number and registration number 6) Click on view result 7) Your result will be displayed online 8) Download and take a print out of your result for future … [Read more...] about AP PGECET Results 2018 released today @ scheap.gov.in
Expect Gov. Mark Dayton to quickly veto a tax code overhaul the Republican-led Legislature approved this week. It likely won’t be the Democratic governor’s only veto as divided state government in St. Paul works through the final days of the legislative session. “It’s difficult; I don’t know what to do at this point,” Sen. Paul Gazelka, the Republican majority leader, said Wednesday after learning of the governor’s veto promise and watching a proposal to borrow money to improve state infrastructure fail because of a lack of Democratic support. “We are going to work toward a solution, I just don’t know what it is yet.” Dayton has vowed to block bills from becoming law if they contain things he opposes. He’s also insisted the Legislature include $138 million in one-time school funding in any broad agreement that wraps up the legislative session set to conclude May 21. “There’s plenty of money available to do … [Read more...] about MN GOP sends Gov. Mark Dayton tax code overhaul. He’s promised a veto.