Illinois Lawmakers Override Governor’s Budget Veto

By JULIE BOSMAN and MONICA DAVEY July 6, 2017 CHICAGO — Illinois lawmakers overrode a veto of the Republican governor on Thursday, giving the state its first full budget in more than two years and ending the longest such impasse for any state...

Ralph Northam Is Virginia’s Democratic Nominee for Governor

By JONATHAN MARTIN June 13, 2017 ARLINGTON, Va. — Ralph Northam, Virginia’s lieutenant governor, fended off an upstart challenge to capture the Democratic nomination in the state’s race for governor on Tuesday, according to The Associated...

Who Is Greg Gianforte? Background on the Montana Candidate Accused of Assault

By ALEXANDER BURNS May 25, 2017 Greg Gianforte, a wealthy former software executive who is running for Congress in Montana, was charged with misdemeanor assault and accused of attacking a news reporter on the eve of the election. Mr. Gianforte, a Republican,...

West Virginia’s Governor, an ‘Unusual Democrat,’ Fights a G.O.P. Tide

By JESS BIDGOOD May 1, 2017 CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Even by the nontraditional standards of a neophyte politician — a billionaire often compared to the one now occupying the White House — it was a surprise. Gov. Jim Justice, a Democrat, strode...

Alabama Governor Faces Impeachment Hearing in Scandal of Sex and Power

By ALAN BLINDER April 10, 2017 MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Three days after a plea for forgiveness, the release of a damning investigative report and a swirl of legal drama, the political future of Gov. Robert Bentley of Alabama faces a new test on Monday as...