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Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad

Some open records laws are filled with hundreds of exceptions, buried in state codebooks to the point where it’s difficult to keep track of what the exceptions are and just how they got there. Read more»

Former Massachusetts Governor and Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney waves to supporters after his victory speech Tuesday at the Westin at Copley Plaza in Boston.

Turnout was so light for Super Tuesday, the vote appears less than convincing. Read more»

Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire signed same-sex marriage into law on Monday, making Washington the seventh state to recognize gay and lesbian unions. Read more»

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin

Work will begin almost immediately to lay the groundwork to create a state single-payer system—called Green Mountain Care—that could be up and running as early as 2014. Read more» 1

Arizona ranks No. 4 in Tea Party enrollment, with 29 percent of of the state identifying themselves as members. Read more»

The Obama administration began mailing $250 checks Thursday to seniors who hit the Medicare prescription drug doughnut hole - a notorious gap in coverage - as part of the health overhaul. Read more»