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Tribune reporterIllinois donors to President Barack Obama’s second inauguration included aviation giant Boeing Co., which contributed $1 million, and billionaire Penny Pritzker, who gave $250,000, according to newly filed records. Pritzker, who is being vetted by...
At an otherwise tame candidates' forum, City Atty. Carmen Trutanich again pounded his rival, Mike Feuer, for an unusual campaign contract that Trutanich said amounted to an unlawful manipulation of city election laws. "You have to ask yourself why...
TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Legislature passed a plan Wednesday to inject more cash into elections as part of a broader reform that eliminates some political slush funds politicians have used to support their "filet mignon" lifestyles. As part of a...
Legislature reaches a deal on higher campaign-contribution limits, preserves major loophole for partiesTallahassee Bureau ChiefTALLAHASSEE -- Florida lawmakers have agreed to dramatically boost the cash state candidates can raise for elections as part of a broader ethics and elections reform that eliminates some political slush funds politicians have used to support their "fillet...
Police could pull you over for talking on a hand-held phone while driving. Some patients could legally use marijuana. And veterans would get a new assist in getting jobs under legislation approved by the Maryland General Assembly on its final day. As...
Former Mayor Richard Daley is giving more than $500,000 remaining in his campaign fund to 13 charities, with the biggest bequest going to the After School Matters organization founded by his wife Maggie, a spokeswoman said Tuesday. He's also giving six-...
Tags: Charity, Finance, Chicago Elections, Richard M. Daley, Politics
Newport Beach nonprofit ExplorOcean announced Monday that its former board chairman will take over as the interactive museum's chief executive. Tom Pollack, a Dana Point resident, will assume the role immediately. He will continue to serve as director of...
Tags: Science and Technology, Politics, Elections
After reading about and seeing pictures of the $250 million George W. Bush presidential library in Dallas, I’m struck by the irony of this expensive and egotistical monument. Its purpose seems to be less to preserve important documents - as...
Official sample ballots for Los Angeles' May 21 election will be available April 22, a little less than two weeks from now. Voters who just want to get the whole thing over with — and let's be frank, don't we all? — can actually vote by mail...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Regional Elections, Voting
WASHINGTON — President Obama's second inaugural committee raised a little more than $43 million to put on the official festivities surrounding his January swearing-in, backed by major donations from some of the country's biggest corporations,...
The Baltimore SunMaryland Republican Party interim chairman Diana Waterman fended off challenges and won election as head of the state GOP this past weekend, taking the reins as the party faces a shortened fundraising session for state lawmakers and challenges from...
In addition to having a hand on the nation's checkbook, Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski is reaping a political reward from her new assignment as chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee: a significant increase in campaign cash. The Maryland Democrat, who...
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