WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va.— As Congress considers a long-awaited transportation funding bill, some Republican governors as well as Democrats say they aren't waiting to raise or borrow money to fix or build roads, bridges and highways. GOP governors in Georgia, Iowa, South Dakota and Utah are among those who have approved road tax increases.
In 36 states electing governors, it's all about the economy. Governors seeking re-election promised to turn things around. Have they?
JACKSON, Miss.-- Mississippi has long been one of the sickest and poorest states in America, with some of the highest rates of obesity, diabetes and heart disease and more than 1 in 7 residents without insurance. And so you might think Mississippi would jump at the prospect of billions of federal dollars to expand Medicaid.
Nathan Deal would deny a tax break for tourist attractions to a planned convention hotel on Jekyll Island because it would be unfair to competing hotels in the area, the governor's spokesman said Tuesday.