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  • June 25, 2014

CO: Colorado GOP goes with mainstream contender

denverpost.com

Faced with the choice of a far-right candidate or a more moderate mainstream pick, Colorado Republicans chose the latter Tuesday, selecting former Congressman Bob Beauprez as the party's gubernatorial nominee.

MD: Brown, Hogan win primaries for Maryland governor

baltimoresun.com

Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown claimed victory in the Democratic nomination for governor Tuesday after early returns suggested a landslide win. In the Republican race, former Bob Ehrlich administration official Larry Hogan accepted the nomination.

US: States asked to meet performance goals for students with disabilities

onlinewsj.com

The U.S. Department of Education is requiring that states meet targets for academic performance for students with disabilities after years of focusing on access.

AZ: Property owners sue Arizona over 2013 wildfire that killed 19 firefighters

reuters.com

More than 160 property owners affected by a wildfire that killed 19 firefighters last year have sued the state, claiming that its mismanagement caused lives to be lost and homes and businesses to be destroyed.

MS: Cochran wins Mississippi runoff; McDaniel refuses to concede

clarionledger.com

Thad Cochran won the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate for the seventh time, squeaking past challenger Chris McDaniel in a runoff Tuesday.

CA: Lawsuit contests California’s high-speed rail air qualify plans

contracostatimes.com

A group that opposes California's high-speed rail project has sued the state , arguing that building the $68 billion bullet train would create more pollution than it would reduce for at least a decade.

MO: Nixon won't OK more money for schools unless his vetoes stand

stltoday.com

Missouri Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon says he won't release money for schools unless his tax break vetoes are sustained.

UT:  Candidate must take leave to run against boss

sltrib.com

As Democrat Charles Stormont seeks to become Utah’s top law-enforcement officer, an arcane part of Utah law is about to cost him some money in his uphill race to challenge his boss, Republican Attorney General Sean Reyes. 

GA: New Pro-Gun Law Triggers Confusion

npr.org

Starting July 1, Georgians with gun permits will have many more places to take their weapons under a new law considered the most sweeping pro-gun measure passed in the U.S. this year.  

MT: Montana notifies 1.3 million whose data were hacked in state computer

helenair.com

State officials are notifying 1.3 million people whose personal data were in a state health agency computer hacked by unknown assailants a year ago.

NJ: Second bridge inquiry said to be linked to governor

nytimes.com

Investigations into the Christie administration and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey have zeroed in on possible securities law violations stemming from a $1.8 billion road repair agreement in 2011.

TX: Immigrant surge presents a medical crisis

texastribune.org

As the state's top elected officials debate how to halt a surge of immigrants across the border, health officials and volunteer doctors are voicing concerns over what they say is the more serious challenge: a looming medical crisis.

LA: Louisiana governor signs student privacy bill pushed by Common Core opponents

www.nola.com

Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal signed a bill that will add significant new layers of security to prevent data about Louisiana elementary and secondary students from being shared without parental consent.

WV:  Casinos lose revenue to nearby states

wvgazette.com

Revenue at West Virginia’s five casinos has plummeted as gamblers go to rival facilities in Maryland, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

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