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Candidates for Pa. attorney general try to distinguish themselves - 4/14/16

All five candidates for state attorney general have faced off at a forum in Harrisburg.

Attorney general threatens to sue governor over college cuts

Bowling Green Daily News - 4/1/16

(AP) — Kentucky's Democratic attorney general threatened to sue the state's Republican governor on Friday to stop him from cutting college and university budgets by 4.5 percent without the approval of the state legislature. 

Marijuana forum proposed by RI attorney general

The Providence Journal- 3/12/16

With marijuana-related bills swirling through the State House, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin is bringing in a host of government officials and experts to Rhode Island to talk about how legalizing marijuana has affected their states.


Democratic Attorneys General Slam GOP Over Supreme Court Blockade

Huffington Post – 2/24/16

Attorneys general are their states' top lawyers and are often tasked with defending state laws before the Supreme Court.

Chris Koster files for governor

KMBZ - 2/23/16

A Democrat, Koster filed paperwork to run for governor Tuesday morning then released the following statement: “As prosecutor and Attorney General, I've protected the people of Missouri for nearly twenty years.”

Attorney General asks state's highest court to intervene in Freddie ...

Baltimore Sun- 2/12/16

The Maryland attorney general's office is asking the state's highest court to take up competing appeals in the Freddie Gray case

AG's program helps towns clean up derelict buildings

The Boston Globe- 12/20/15

Everything changed, though, when he decided in May to place his town in the state attorney general's Abandoned Housing Initiative.

Attorney General-elect Andy Beshear unveils leadership team

cn|2 - 12/17/15

Attorney General-elect Andy Beshear announced his leadership team on Thursday, which he says will ensure his priorities of protecting children, families and seniors are achieved.

Washington Attorney General Sues Tech Support Company For Scamming Customers

The Consumerist - 12/17/15

The company, based in India but with a presence in the U.S., has become the target of an investigation and lawsuit by the Washington state attorney general.

Hood defeats Hurst, remains lone statewide elected Dem

Jackson Clarion Ledger - 11/3/15

Attorney General Jim Hood will keep his title of "Last Democrat in Dixie" after defeating challenger Mike Hurst 56 percent to 44 percent in incomplete, unofficial results Tuesday night to secure a fourth term.

Democrat Andy Beshear wins close battle for Kentucky attorney general

Lexington Herald Leader - 11/3/15

Andy Beshear with wife Britainy Beshear, left, spoke to supporters after being elected as Attorney General at Democratic election night headquarters at the Frankfort Convention Center in Frankfort, Ky., on Nov. 3, 2015.

Jim Hood for attorney general: Endorsement

Jackson Clarion Ledger- 10/31/15

We endorse Jim Hood for attorney general.

Bluegrass Poll: Andy Beshear leads Westerfield

The Courier-Journal- 10/28/15

Democrat Andy Beshear has established a clear lead in the race for attorney general over Republican Whitney Westerfield.

Mississippi Attorney General Releases Cybersecurity Guidelines

Government Technology - 10/10/15 The Attorney General's office has compiled a guide to protect small businesses from data breaches that might reveal their customers' personal information.


Bill Sorrell says he is bowing out as Attorney General - 9/28/15

Vermont Attorney General William H. Sorrell said today he will not seek re-election in November 2016.

Josh Stein announces for N.C. attorney general

Charlotte Observer - 9/21/15

State Sen. Josh Stein announced Monday morning that he will seek the office of North Carolina Attorney General.

Andy Beshear's first TV ads feature his governor father

Lexington Herald Leader-9/14/15

Andy Beshear's campaign began airing the ads Monday on broadcast TV statewide.

Attorney General Mark Herring is running for re-election

WRIC - 9/2/15

Attorney General Mark Herring announced Wednesday that he plans to run for re-election in 2017.

Attorney General Hood offering free trainings on officer involved ...

WJTV- 8/10/15

Attorney General Jim Hood is announcing that five free officer involved shooting trainings are being conducted across the state

Attorney general candidate Andy Beshear offers plan to combat child abuse

Lexington Herald Leader - 7/‎27/15

Democrat Andy Beshear says he would create a division in the attorney general's office to crack down on child abuse if he is elected as Kentucky's attorney general in November. 

State attorney general warns of scams that target military consumers

Huntersville Herald- 7/22/15

With so many military service members in North Carolina, Attorney General Roy Cooper warned of frauds and bad deals that targets military consumers.

Attorney General Mark Herring on Confederate flag license plates

Augusta Free Press - 6/23/15

Attorney General Mark Herring issued the following statement after Governor Terry McAuliffe announced steps to remove the Confederate flag from Virginia license plates.

State attorney general: Couple scammed vets, elderly

The Seattle Times - 6/13/15

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson has filed a lawsuit against a Snohomish couple, accusing the pair of scamming elderly residents who were applying for Medicaid and veterans benefits.

LePage bid to give governor power to appoint attorney general gets shot down ...

Daily Journal - 6/11/15

The Maine House of Representative has rejected a proposal to give the governor the power to appoint the attorney general.

Attorney General: State's justice system is failing New Mexicans

KOAT Albuquerque – 6/8/15

New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas is pushing for unprecedented change in the state's criminal justice system. He said the system is failing New Mexico, and the recent murder of a Rio Rancho police officer is just one example.

Beau Biden, Vice President Joe Biden's Son, Dies at 46

New York Times - 5/31/15

Joseph R. Biden III, the former attorney general of Delaware and the elder son of Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., died on Saturday in Washington. He was 46.

Washington State Attorney General defends voter-enacted medical marijuana

Bothell/Kenmore Reporter - 5/23/15

The Washington State Supreme Court this week agreed with an Attorney General's Office “friend of the court” brief that local jurisdictions have the right to regulate or ban collective gardens.

Does NJ need new way to pick its attorney general?

Cherry Hill Courier Post- 5/23/15

 New Jersey is among a handful of states where the governor picks the top law enforcement official.

State attorney general, Janet Napolitano aim to address sex assault ...

Daily Californian- 5/14/15

California Attorney General Kamala Harris announced Wednesday at a press conference steps to address the issue of sexual assault on California’s college campuses.

State attorney general to review police training goals

Alamogordo Daily News - 5/13/15

The state attorney general said Tuesday he will review the curriculum of the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy 

Andy Beshear turns in huge fundraising report in atty. general race

cn|2 - 4/22/15

The 32-day pre-primary fundraising reports are coming in and Democratic attorney general candidate Andy Beshear continues to bundle cash for his campaign coffers as he faces no primary opposition in May.

Attorney General's office to monitor Illinois elections

WREX-TV- 4/7/15

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan says her office will be monitoring elections across the state to ensure voters' rights are upheld.

AG Rosenblum wants stronger laws to protect women from violence - Mar 25, 2015

SALEM, Ore. -- Oregon's Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum spoke out Wednesday in support of domestic violence survivors and victims of sexual assaut on college campuses. 

Questions stump AG candidate on Senate floor

The Courier-Journal - 3/4/15

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky's attorney general race sneaked onto the Senate floor last week when state Sen. Whitney Westerfield tried to push through a bill that would affect the office and got caught up in a debate that he said likely will be used against him.

Lisa Madigan wants to strengthen laws to prevent identity theft

Chicago Sun Times - 3/2/15

Madigan’s office Monday unveiled a bill aimed at strengthening an existing state law dealing with data security. 

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum Defers Kitzhaber Investigation to Feds

Willamette Week - 2/27/15

In return, the U.S. Attorney's Office has agreed to share information with the state once the far-ranging federal criminal investigation is completed…

Hood running for 4th term as Mississippi attorney general

WMC Action News 5 - 2/20/15

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Democrat Jim Hood is seeking a fourth term as Mississippi attorney general.

County Assessor Zimmerman Declares Bid For Missouri Attorney General

St. Louis Public Radio - 1/27/15

St. Louis County Assessor Jake Zimmerman has announced he’s running in 2016 for Missouri attorney general, setting up a primary with state Sen. Scott Sifton, a fellow Democrat.

Des Moines Store Fined $50K for Selling Synthetic Drugs - 1/22/15

DES MOINES, Iowa – A Des Moines store has been barred from selling synthetic marijuana and the owners have been ordered to pay a $50,000 penalty by a Polk County judge.

Doug Chin named Hawaii attorney general

Pacific Business News (Honolulu) – 1/16/15

Chin, who will leave his current position at Carlsmith Ball to take the state's top legal post, previously spent 12 years with the Honolulu prosecuting attorney's office.

Healey to be sworn in as state's 55th attorney general

Lowell Sun - 1/18/15

Attorney General-elect Maura Healey is preparing to take her oath of office this week. The 43-year-old Democrat will be sworn in Wednesday afternoon

Washington State Attorney General Ferguson spearheads legal brief in support ...

Access Washington - 1/13/15

“By properly using his authority to set enforcement priorities, the President's action benefits Washington and other states by improving public safety, keeping families together, and aiding our economy,” said Attorney General Ferguson.

Kamala Harris announces US Senate bid

CNN - 1/13/15

California Attorney General Kamala Harris announced Tuesday that she would run for Barbara Boxer's U.S. Senate seat, setting her marker on a race that could be one of the most expensive in the country in 2016.

Claire McCaskill's decision not to run for governor narrows the field for Missouri ...

Kansas City Star - 1/12/15

Koster, now the overwhelming favorite to win the 2016 Democratic nomination for governor, issued a statement applauding McCaskill’s centrist views.

Frosh sworn in as attorney general

Baltimore Sun - 1/6/15

The attorney general is the state's top lawyer, charged with advising the governor and the legislature, as well as defending the state in court.

New Delaware Attorney General & Treasurer Take Oaths

NBC 10 Philadelphia - 1/6/15

Lt. Gov. Matt Denn will be sworn in Tuesday as Delaware's new attorney general. This will be Denn's third statewide office, following his tenures as lieutenant governor and insurance commissioner.

Incoming AG seeks tighter prescription monitoring

Boston Globe – 1/5/15

Maura Healey, the incoming attorney general, plans to announce on Monday an effort to expand the state database that monitors prescriptions — part of a larger campaign to combat heroin use and prescription drug abuse.