Home / Tag Archives: governor:

Tag Archives: governor:

Illinois governor pardons thousands convicted of marijuana crimes

nc efi placeholder 310x165 - Illinois governor pardons thousands convicted of marijuana crimes

[ad_1] Illinois’s governor on Tuesday granted more than 11,000 pardons for people convicted of low-level marijuana convictions, ahead of the state legalizing the drug beginning Jan. 1. Gov. JB Pritzker (D) granted 11,017 pardons for misdemeanor cannabis-related convictions as part of the law, which takes effect Wednesday. The law will …

Read More »

Iran-backed bloc names Basra governor for post of Iraqi PM

nc efi placeholder 310x165 - Iran-backed bloc names Basra governor for post of Iraqi PM

[ad_1] BAGHDAD – An Iranian-backed bloc in Iraq’s parliament proposed Wednesday the governor of oil-rich southern Basra province as the country’s next prime minister but the nomination was promptly rejected by Iraqi protesters who want an independent candidate to take over the government, two officials said. The Fatah bloc, which …

Read More »

Andrew Bailey will be next Bank of England governor

nc efi placeholder 310x165 - Andrew Bailey will be next Bank of England governor

[ad_1] Andrew Bailey, head of Britain’s financial watchdog, will be the next governor of the Bank of England, where his top challenge will be navigating any choppy waters during the country’s departure from the European Union. Treasury chief Sajid Javid, who announced the appointment Friday, said Bailey was the “clear …

Read More »

Louisiana governor wins re-election | TheHill

nc efi placeholder 310x165 - Louisiana governor wins re-election | TheHill

[ad_1] Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) won a second term on Saturday, overcoming a wealthy Republican challenger in a state that has increasingly leaned to the right in recent years.   With 96 percent of precincts reporting, Edwards led businessman Eddie Rispone (R) by 50.7 percent to 49.3 percent …

Read More »

Minnesota governor pursuing more electric cars for the state

nc efi placeholder 310x165 - Minnesota governor pursuing more electric cars for the state

[ad_1] MINNEAPOLIS — Gov. Tim Walz is on a crusade. He wants to lower carbon emissions from Minnesota’s transportation sector, and says his latest plan to adopt California rules for tailpipe emissions could help make a dent, in part by invigorating a lagging market for electric vehicles. “If we had …

Read More »