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Governor will not remove prosecutor in Michael Brown case

On Tuesday, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D) announced he will not replace the head prosecutor in the Michael Brown case. Several community leaders, including St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley, asked Nixon to remove prosecutor Robert McCulloch, whose "past has been suspect to the African-American community, quite frankly," Dooley told MSNBC. Show More Summary

Perry Pushes Back Against “Political” Indictment

Calling the charges against him a “farce” Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Sunday brushed off a county prosecutor who last week persuaded a grand jury to indict the state’s chief executive on charges that he abused his power by cutting her office’s funding. Show More Summary

Executive Constantine Announces Low-Income Fare on its Way

King County Executive Dow Constantine held a press conference Thursday to unveil details of how King County Metro will roll out its low-income fare program. The press conference followed the submission of the Final Report of the Low Income Fare Implementation Task Force. The fare will be $1.50 per Metro trip, available only through ORCA, and will […]

King County Metro Will Offer Reduced $1.50 Fare to Low Income Riders

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Goldy CIRCA 2011 Citizens line up along 3rd Ave. while the King County Council holds a hearing on Metro cuts. Like a rare Pokémon, some positive mass transit news appears! King County Executive Dow Constantine announced this morningShow More Summary

PA: COLTS to Explore Origin of Inflated Ridership Figures

The County of Lackawanna Transit System will conduct an internal review in an attempt to determine how the inflated senior ridership figures it reported to the state over a six-year period came about, its executive director said.

Deputy was texting before fatally hitting ex-Napster exec on bike

A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy who struck and killed a former Napster executive as he was riding his bicycle in Calabasas last year sent six text messages in the moments leading up to the collision, court records show.

NY: County Exec's Rapid Bus Plan Would Cost $78M

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone's plan for north-south rapid-bus corridors, linking downtowns, businesses and research centers, is viable but will cost $78 million to implement along three recommended routes, a new county study says.

Christie Bristles When Asked about GOP Governors Campaigning for Cuomo Challenger

“Do I look like I’m taking any questions?” New Jersey Governor Chris Christie snapped at Breitbart News when asked for his response to his colleagues' plan to campaign with Republican Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s opponent this year. Show More Summary

Vernon Jones And The Politics of Drinking Clorox

Vernon Jones’ political career is over. He may run for other offices in DeKalb County. He will lose. It is inconceivable for him to wrangle an appointed role in executive authority in government after last night’s three-to-one loss to Sheriff Jeff Mann. He may have political advice to give others, but I doubt it will […]

PA: Westmoreland County Transit Authority Chief Resigns

The longtime executive director of the Westmoreland CountyTransit Authority resigned on Thursday to take a job in the private sector.

LeBron James' Return to Cleveland Projects to Bring in $500 Million for City

The Cleveland Cavaliers will certainly benefit from signing LeBron James, but the city of Cleveland will also receive a boost from the superstar's homecoming. County Executive Ed FitzGerald expects James' return to bring in a lot ofShow More Summary

Westchester County lawmakers to probe Rob Astorino's $30G side job

ALBANY - Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino - the GOP’s candidate for governor - is in hot water after the Daily News revealed he’s got a $30,000-a-year side job.

EXCLUSIVE: Rob Astorino, Cuomo's GOP opponent, has $30G side job

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino - the Republican candidate for governor — has a side job.

New York GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Seeks 'Stop Common Core' Ballot Line

New York Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino announced Tuesday in Albany that he will seek to form a Stop Common Core ballot line in his campaign to unseat Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D). The current Westchester County executive,Show More Summary

Atlantic Media Launches ‘State & Local’

Atlantic Media today launched its expansion from federal government current events coverage for Government Executive to city, county, and state government news and analysis. The new line of focus will include coverage of technology,Show More Summary

A Step Backwards

Co-authored by Ed FitzGerald, Cuyahoga County Executive and Democratic Nominee for Governor Of Ohio As Ohio goes, so goes the nation -- and until recently, Ohio led the nation with an energy policy that spurred economic growth in the renewable energy industry and promoted middle class consumer interests. Show More Summary

Sheriff Joe: Obama 'Calculated' Border Crisis to Justify Executive Order

On Tuesday’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel, Maricopa County, AZ Sheriff Joe Arpaio claimed that President Barack Obama’s immigration executive order is the execution of a “game plan” by the administration to create a crisis on the border to push amnesty. Show More Summary

Los Angeles County top executive William Fujioka announces retirement

Los Angeles County’s top manager, William T Fujioka, announced plans to retire Thursday, signaling another wave in the sea change in county leadership.

Candidate for OH gov. proposes costly, redundant college savings plan

By Maggie Thurber | for Ohio Watchdog REDUNDANT: Cuyahoga County Councilman Dave Greenspan thinks Ed FitzGerald’s college savings plan is redundant and costly. Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald got an idea to open a savings account for every kindergartener in the county and give them $100 to start. He wasn’t spending his own money, of...

Taxpayers could pay for referendums that help Dems, some say

By Adam Tobias | Wisconsin Reporter MILWAUKEE, Wis. — Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele is calling on the county board of supervisors to consider rejecting three additional advisory referendums, which could cost taxpayers as much as $120,000. MONEY WELL SPENT?: The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors could spend up to $160,000 in tax dollars to...

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