Jones’ sentence will be commuted to life in prison without the possibility of parole, according to an executive order filed Thursday. Jones was scheduled to be executed at 4 p.m. CT. However, in his executive order, Stitt said neither the state constitution nor state law give the board the authority to recommend that commutation, nor […]

FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — Beto O’Rourke produced the biggest splash in Texas Democratic politics when he officially jumped into the race for governor after months of speculation, but he’s not the party’s only candidate running for the state’s top elected position. Deirdre Gilbert, who lives in Fort Bend County, launched her own campaign […]

PRINCETON, N.J., Nov 3 (Reuters) – Democratic New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy narrowly fended off an election challenge from Republican former state lawmaker Jack Ciattarelli, returns showed on Wednesday, a day after voting ended in an unexpected nail-biter for the incumbent. Murphy, 64, became the first Democratic governor in four decades to win re-election in […]

CNN projected Sears’ win over Democrat Del. Hala Ayala, also a woman of color, on Wednesday. Sears will serve alongside Republican Glenn Youngkin, whom CNN projected would win the Virginia gubernatorial race. Sears, who was born in Jamaica, is the first Black Republican woman to be elected to the Virginia General Assembly, representing the 90th […]

In more potential good news for Republicans in Virginia, their candidate, Winsome Sears, is tipped to become the first black female lieutenant governor of the state, which was the former seat of the pro-slavery Confederacy during the American Civil War. Source link

Connecticut has the highest rate of vaccination among children in the United States, according to Governor Ned Lamont. Currently, those 12 and up are eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine. Kids aged 5 to 11 are not yet eligible for the vaccine, but they could be soon. The governor said 80.2% of kids 12 and […]

NEW YORK, Aug 10 (Reuters) – Faced with mounting legal pressures and demands for his departure from President Joe Biden and others, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo resigned on Tuesday following an inquiry that found he sexually harassed 11 women, capping a startling downfall for one of the most prominent politicians in the United States. […]

Florida governor Ron DeSantis earned a new moniker this week as the resurgent coronavirus continued to wreak havoc on his state: the “Pied Piper of Covid-19, leading everybody off a cliff”. Dan Gelber, the mayor of Miami Beach, coined the term as Florida continued to set records for new cases and hospitalizations, recorded worrying increases […]

New York state Senator Samra Brouk has called for the impeachment of Governor Andrew Cuomo if he does not “immediately resign” following a scathing report released Tuesday that accused him of sexually harassing 11 women and breaking federal and state laws. “This is a governor that . . .

Aug 3 (Reuters) – Missouri Governor Mike Parson said on Tuesday he has granted pardons to Mark and Patricia McCloskey, the St. Louis couple who drew international attention for brandishing guns at racial justice protesters last year. In addition to the McCloskeys, who are personal injury lawyers, the Republican governor also pardoned 10 other people […]

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