Governors in some states are looking to not only cut taxes but eliminate certain kinds of them altogether. But many lawmakers are worried their states won't be able to pay the bills if they eliminate income or property taxes.
The former House speaker said Wednesday that he's suspending his presidential campaign, and he's ready to help the presumptive Republican nominee, Mitt Romney, battle President Obama. But Newt Gingrich might have a more pressing problem: His campaign has about $4 million in debt.
"Young Guns" is a brand created in part by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. Former aides of his have started YG groups that are playing a role in congressional primaries. A recent mailer from YG Network in Indiana sent a message that upset some conservatives there.
With the threat of $512 million in cuts looming at the end of the month, Maryland lawmakers have expressed confidence they will be able to hack out a budget deal in a special session a couple weeks from now.
The political civil war that has gripped Wisconsin since Republican Gov. Scott Walker's 2010 election intensifies Tuesday when Democrats pick a candidate to face Walker in a historic June 5 recall election. A new poll shows Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett leading former county executive Kathleen Falk.
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