Political Headlines - July 15, 2013

  • Hope for broad action on immigration dims: A comprehensive Senate plan that passed with bipartisan support is dead in the House, casting serious doubt on further action on immigration policy. Noah Bierman details the immigration debate. 


  • Gabriel Gomez could be up for another run: Less than three weeks after losing a special US Senate election, Republican Gabriel E. Gomez said he is open to making another run for political office. Joshua Miller writes about the potential campaign. 


  • Rising rates pinch state and local governments: Repaving roads, repairing bridges, and building new schools is getting more expensive as interest rates increase and the price of borrowing money climbs for state and local governments. Deirdre Fernandes writes about the increasing rates. 


  • Rob Consalvo decries special-interest money:  Criticizing money from outside interests, mayoral candidate Rob Consalvo on Sunday called upon the 11 other candidates to agree to ban funds from organized groups in the first open race for the mayor's office in 30 years. Colin Young reports on the mayoral race.