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  • September 10, 2014

NY: Cuomo survives revolt


Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo defeated Fordham University law professor Zephyr Teachout 61 percent to 35 percent in Tuesday’s primary. But Teachout’s total was higher than observers had predicted, and results in the capital region gave her the edge in all four counties.

MA: Baker, Coakley to square off in governor’s race


Democratic Attorney General Martha Coakley and GOP front-runner Charlie Baker captured their parties’ gubernatorial nominations last night, setting up an epic battle to claim not only the governor’s office, but also redemption from their past disastrous losses.

ID: Idaho plays matchmaker for people and jobs


The state has launched Choose Idaho, an initiative to help employee retentions and recruiting to help fill an estimated 109,000 job openings in the coming decade in the state.

OH: Early voting hours in Ohio may be set by county boards


Senate Democrats say they will push legislation to allow county election boards to set early voting hours after a federal court restored early voting for the November election.

WV: Seniors rally at West Virginia Capitol to protest budget cuts


Hundreds of seniors rallied at the West Virginia Capitol to complain about a line-item veto that reduced funding for home care, nutrition and other services that benefit them.

NJ: Christie says casinos and tracks can offer sports betting 


Hours before hosting a “summit” meeting in Atlantic City after the closing of several casinos, Republican Gov. Chris Christie gave the go-ahead for New Jersey’s racetracks and casinos to offer Las Vegas-style betting on sporting events such as NFL and NBA games.

NH: Havenstein sails to victory, will face Hassan


Republican gubernatorial candidate Walt Havenstein will be his party’s standard bearer in the general election after defeating Andrew Hemingway, and will take on Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan in November.

RI: Raimondo outruns field in Democratic race for gubernatorial nomination


State Treasurer Gina M. Raimondo, the former venture capitalist who barely a year after winning her first public office persuaded state lawmakers to dramatically overhaul the Rhode Island pension system, has won the Democratic nod for governor.

CO: Colorado ballot measures include personhood, GMO food


Colorado voters will decide in November whether to legally define a “person” to include the unborn in some cases; allow casino gambling in three counties; require genetically modified food labeling; and tighten open meetings requirements for school boards.

NE: Pete Ricketts chooses new running mate


Following the emotional resignation of Nebraska Republican Lt. Gov. Lavon Heideman, who is embroiled in a family scandal, GOP candidate for governor Pete Ricketts chose State Auditor Mike Foley as his new running mate.

UT: Most transit trustees ignore challenge to use own system


Most Utah Transit Authority board members have declined to take up a challenge to exclusively use the transit system for seven straight days to see what commuters who must depend on the system face all the time.

WA:  Seattle Port will boost capacity for 'super post-Panamax' ships


The Port of Seattle has won a $20 million federal grant to rehabilitate and expand one of its busiest container terminals downtown. Expanding cargo-handling capacity would allow the port to load and unload two mammoth “super post-Panamax” ships simultaneously.