Federal officials warn of hacking attempts

WASHINGTON (AP) – Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says hackers are taking aim at state and local election officials, and that at least one recent attempt was successful. Johnson tells MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Friday that “exactly who did it” remains under investigation. Last month, the FBI warned state elections officials to boost their election…

Governor Rauner’s deficit projection $2.4 billion less than lawmakers’

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Gov. Bruce Rauner’s says the state’s budget deficit will be $5.4 billion. The figure announced Thursday is far below the $7.8 billion that the Legislature’s bipartisan Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability projects. The Republican governor and lawmakers have been unable to agree on a budget. Court-ordered spending continues, outstripping revenue.…