Latest Executive branch News

California lawmakers relocate to make way for new building

Nov. 29, 2021 19:58 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's Legislature will reconvene in about a month, but staff are busy this week building boxes instead of bills as they work to quickly vacate their offices ahead of the scheduled demolition of their nearly 70-year-old workspace. ...

Jan. 6 panel sets contempt vote for former DOJ official

Nov. 29, 2021 19:20 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection will vote Wednesday to hold a former Justice Department official in contempt, demanding criminal charges against a defiant witness for a second time as lawmakers seek answers about the violent attack. ...

Beshear appoints 6th District fish and wildlife commissioner

Nov. 24, 2021 04:02 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A new fish and wildlife commissioner has been appointed for Kentucky's 6th District, and he is the first African-American named to the commission, Gov. Andy Beshear's office said. Jerry Ferrell of Richmond will represent Anderson, Boyle, Casey,...

Missouri Gov. Parson plans trade mission to Israel, Greece

Nov. 23, 2021 18:06 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson and the first lady next month will travel to Israel and Greece for a trade mission, the governor's office announced Tuesday. Parson will be overseas Dec. 2-11 for his third trade mission since taking office. He had...

COVID uptick at Connecticut prisons as worker vax rates lag

Nov. 23, 2021 17:01 PM EST

The Connecticut Department of Correction, which has the lowest employee vaccination rate among executive branch state agencies at 65%, has seen a recent uptick in COVID-19 infections among staff and inmates, according to new state data. As of Tuesday morning, 107 inmates...

Newsom names energy adviser as state's top utility regulator

Nov. 22, 2021 20:26 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom has named his senior adviser on energy policy as the next president of the powerful state body that regulates utilities. Alice Reynolds is set to lead the five-member California Public Utilities Commission...

Vaccine mandate compliance high among school, state workers

Nov. 22, 2021 19:17 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — New data released Monday shows most K-12 school employees and state employees who were mandated to get vaccinated or else tested for COVID-19 are complying with Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont's executive order. A survey of public and private school...

California governor, family leave state for Thanksgiving

Nov. 22, 2021 18:26 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom has left the state with his family for a trip to Mexico during Thanksgiving. The Governor's Office announced the trip on Monday hours after Newsom held a news conference at a vaccine clinic in San Francisco. ...

Group collecting signatures to eliminate state board of ed

Nov. 21, 2021 17:21 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A petition drive is underway to change the Nebraska constitution and eliminate the state Board of Education. The proposal would shift oversight of the Education Department into the governor's office and eliminate the elected board, but backers would...

Indiana governor's office suite undergoing renovations

Nov. 21, 2021 09:42 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana governor’s office suite inside the Statehouse is in the middle of a facelift. Work being done includes removing decades-old carpet and asbestos flooring underneath it in the main lobby and two adjacent office spaces, said Erin Murphy,...