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Valerie Richardson

Valerie Richardson

Valerie Richardson covers politics and the West from Denver. She can be reached at [email protected].

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Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal held a press conference Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, in Atlanta, to address the jet fuel tax cut issue after the Senate Rules Committee stripped the Delta tax cut from legislation. Gov. Deal and legislative leaders had hoped they could make a deal Wednesday on the Delta fuel tax legislation - which also includes a state income tax rate cut. (Bob Andres/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Georgia governor signs bill without Delta tax break after NRA rift

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signed Friday a tax-reform bill that eliminated a lucrative tax break for Delta Airlines over dropping its partnership with the National Rifle Association, but the airline insisted that there are no hard feelings. Published March 2, 2018

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), at National Harbor, Md., Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

DeVos awards $1M grant to aid Parkland school district

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced Friday that the department will award recovery funds to the Broward County Public Schools in Florida in the aftermath of last month's deadly shooting, starting with a $1 million grant. Published March 2, 2018