22 GOP state governors are trying to block Biden’s student-loan forgiveness even though millions of their residents could benefit

College graduates. Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images 22 GOP state governors urged Biden to withdraw his student-loan forgiveness plan. The White House just released state-by-state data on how many borrowers could be eligible for relief. Millions of borrowers would likely qualify for the debt cancellation in the 22 GOP-led states. Newly released data revealed the […]

GOP governors migrant relocation efforts mirror ‘Reverse Freedom Rides’ used by southern segregationists in the 1960s, advocates says

Volunteers mingle outside of St. Andrews Episcopal Church. Two planes of migrants from Venezuela arrived suddenly Wednesday night on Martha's Vineyard. Jonathan Wiggs/The Boston Globe via Getty Images Florida Gov. Desantis flew 50 migrants from Texas to Martha's Vineyard.  The migrants told NPR that they were under the impression they were going to Boston for […]

Governor’s desk last stop to California pledging 100% carbon-free energy by 2045

Enlarge / The large Barren Ridge solar panel array near Mojave, California. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images) (credit: Getty Images) On Wednesday evening, California’s Senate passed SB 100, a bill mandating that utilities serving the state move to 100 percent carbon-free energy by 2045. If the Governor signs the bill into law, it will become […]

Democratic lieutenant governor and Trump-backed Republican will face off in California governor’s race in November

AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File Democratic Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom secured the first of two slots in the November election to replace Jerry Brown as California’s governor while Republican businessman John Cox was running a strong second on Tuesday night. The race is one of hundreds of contests across the state that could solidify Democratic dominance […]

Watch this weekend’s Governors Ball music festival live on Twitter

Festival season is officially upon us. But if you’d rather not stand in the sun for hours to hear any of this weekend’s Governors Ball performances from New York, Twitter’s got you covered. The microblogging service will be live-streaming the concert all weekend long, with performances from Sylvan Esso, Jack White (above), Yeah Yeah Yeahs, […]

Republicans are blaming billionaire George Soros’ groups for Missouri governor’s indictment

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department via Reuters Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is blaming his felony invasion of privacy indictment on a “reckless liberal prosecutor.” Greitens is accused of taking a compromising photo of a woman without her consent and transmitting the image to a computer. Missouri Republicans scrutinized $ 200,000 in donations to a circuit […]

California, Colorado governors target electric vehicle sticking point—charging

Enlarge / Closeup of Chargepoint electric-vehicle charger at Google headquarters in Silicon Valley (Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images). (credit: Getty Images) Last week, California Governor Jerry Brown announced one of the most ambitious electric vehicle (EV) incentive plans in the country. Colorado’s Governor John Hickenlooper also announced plans to improve infrastructure for battery-powered cars last […]

Republican governors slam the Senate’s last-ditch effort to repeal Obamacare

AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster It’s looking more likely that the Senate will vote on a last-resort effort to repeal Obamacare.  The so-called “skinny repeal” plan, if passed, would roll back certain aspects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), including the individual and employer health insurance mandates, and lead to the House and Senate working together to compromise on […]

Bipartisan governors’ group asks Mitch McConnell for more time to debate Senate health care bill

AP The bipartisan National Governors Association urged Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Monday to allow them more time to review Senate Republicans’ bill to repeal Obamacare and introduce deep cuts to Medicaid. Senate leadership is reportedly planning a vote on the measure as early as Thursday, after weeks of writing the bill in […]

3 Republican governors sign on to letter rejecting ‘Trumpcare’

Alex Wong/Getty Images Three Republican governors — John Kasich of Ohio, Brian Sandoval of Nevada, and Charlie Baker of Massachusetts — signed onto a letter sent to congressional leaders Friday rejecting the current iteration of the GOP healthcare bill. In the letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, three Republican […]