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  • Missouri governor dues paid from children's budget

    Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon's administration has been paying its dues to the National Governors Association with money intended for the oversight of the state's foster care program and other social services.

  • Vt.'s Shumlin tapped to co-lead drug abuse meeting

    Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin will co-lead a session for national governors about reducing prescription drug abuse.

  • Gov. Patrick to attend governors' meeting in DC

    Gov. Deval Patrick is heading to Washington to participate in a two-day National Governors Association winter meeting.

  • Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is set to open a third round of Race to the Top education grants Wednesday. (Associated Press)

    Feds ready 3rd round of 'Race to Top' for schools

    Education Secretary Arne Duncan is expected to announce Wednesday morning the third round of Race to the Top, which will include new rewards for states that improve their pre-kindergarten education programs.

  • President Obama speaks during a bi-partisan meeting of governors in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Feb. 28, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

    Obama wades back into Wisconsin budget row

    Wading back into the battle between Republican governors and public employee unions, President Obama on Monday told governors gathered at the White House that balancing state budgets will require shared sacrifice and that it doesn't do "any good when public employees are denigrated or vilified."

Justice Anthony Kennedy is about to take on an influential behind-the-scenes role, that of deciding who will author some high court opinions.

    Political Scene

    The heads of President Obama's national debt commission are painting a gloomy picture as the nation struggles to get its spending under control.

  • **FILE** Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (Associated Press)

    Strapped states seek aid

    Governors hamstrung by the sluggish economic rebound in their states are pressing anew for Washington to step up with more help, some say even if it means adding to the nation's red ink.

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