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The winds have often shifted at the FCC as it passes from Republican to Democratic control over the years, frustrating many companies and lobbyists looking for more permanent regulatory vision. Activists immediately pounced on Kennedy's bill. "Louisiana residents, small businesses, and Internet users ...
Ill Hanford workers will no longer have to prove to the state that their poor health was caused by working at the nuclear reservation. On Wednesday, Gov. Jay Inslee signed sweeping legislation that should help more Hanford workers win approval for state worker compensation claims. "Washington state has ...

He has allowed the New York City subway system to descend into rot, entered into insane personal spats with the New York City mayor, empowered a group of Democrats in the Democrat-led New York State Senate to essentially relinquish Democratic control by caucusing with Republicans (a move that ...
Proponents of local democratic control of our health and safety are reminding us that we have another choice. We have an inalienable right to health and safety in our community. We have a constitutional right to decide through the ballot if we want a charter form of government to protect our health and ...
That goal dovetails with Steyer's hope of recapturing Democratic control in Washington and forcing an impeachment vote, even though party leaders have dismissed his campaign as an unwanted distraction. "There is a huge split between American citizens and Washington insiders," said Steyer, whose ...
As the year began, the House that Howell had led with a quick wit and firm hand had been transformed by an electoral tsunami that flipped 15 seats to Democratic control and whittled a two-thirds Republican majority to two seats. As he recovered in a Fredericksburg hospital, political control of the House ...

None have bothered to acknowledge me, much less taken any action to help. If something is not done to relieve the property tax burden on seniors, I fear the county and state will have a much larger financial and social burden to deal with. Remember that the entire state Legislature is in Democratic control, ...
Some Republicans are also eyeing San Antonio-based House District 117, which switched party hands briefly in 2014 as part of a Republican wave but switched back to Democratic control in 2016. Though the Democratic margin of victory wasn't wide in 2016, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary ...
When I worked for the House Democratic leadership, the first Speaker I served under was Tip O'Neill (D-Mass.), a grandmaster of the art of maintaining Democratic control of the House. Tip brilliantly understood that the Democratic Party is a big tent, with members of diverse viewpoints all knowing that the ...
"Despite Democratic control, the legislature just indicated that it will be unable to pass even a slimmed down version of Gov. [Jay] Inslee's proposed carbon tax," Stein told Bloomberg Environment, referring to a bill that recently died in committee in Washington's Legislature. Inslee is a Democrat.
In the Monday conversation with co-host Brian Kilmeade, the governor said it was "so essential" for him to win re-election to counter Democratic control of drawing new legislative district boundaries after the 2020 federal census. Then-Gov. Pat Quinn signed the Democratic-drawn map after the 2010 census, ...
He said that as he was building a career and had a family to support, it would be "absurd" to think he should give up that job when administrations changed in 2003 to Democratic control. "Going without employment simply wasn't an option for me," he said. He did leave after 10 months of that administration ...
Despite the twist, the Colorado House of Representatives will remain in Democratic control. The Colorado Republican Party said in a tweet that its House District 34 committee reserves the right to pick a replacement, but could decline to do so in consideration of Lebsock being a Democrat when he ...
The Republican-appointee agreed to the deal just days after Democrats took control of the Erie County Legislature, a precursor to Democratic control of the Water Authority later this year. If a Democratic-controlled Water Authority sought to remove Jann this year, the agency's customers would have to pay ...
Despite decades of Democratic control of the Illinois House, measures to clamp down on firearms are few and far between. Chicago Democrats, faced with daily headlines of gun violence in the nation's third-largest city, come to Springfield only to lock horns with more conservative central and southern ...
Disturbing revelations now appearing in special counsel Robert Mueller's "dirty dossier" investigation of President Trump bring to mind a similar case in which political differences were criminalized and partisan prosecutors spied on Americans. Remember the notorious "John Doe" prosecutions in ...

It would be an upset, but if O'Rourke were to pull it off, he'd be the toast of a class of young, constituent-focused Democratic legislators who are already winning state legislative races nationwide, perhaps leading the way in a post-Trump wave election that could flip Congress back to Democratic control.
The problem for the GOP is that this particular anti-immigrant message, on the heels of so many before it, is also being heard by suburban voters in swing House districts nationwide -- the very people in the very districts who are poised to flip the House back to Democratic control. ADVERTISEMENT.
Despite decades of Democratic control of the Illinois House, measures to clamp down on firearms are few and far between. Chicago Democrats, faced with daily headlines of gun violence in the nation's third-largest city, come to Springfield only to lock horns with more conservative central and southern ...
Though eastern North Carolina used to be firmly entrenched under Democratic control, the region has trended Republican in later years so much so that a conservative Republican, state State Rep. Bob Steinburg, R-Chowan, who represents six counties, has been elected and re-elected and he is now a ...
Despite decades of Democratic control of the Illinois House, measures to clamp down on firearms are few and far between. Chicago Democrats, faced with daily headlines of gun violence in the nation's third-largest city, come to Springfield only to lock horns with more conservative central and southern ...
There have been several instances over the years in the Senate and House, under both Republican and Democratic control, where a panel approves a bill in the morning with then a full committee vote a few hours later. There are also instances when lawmakers suspend rules to hold a subcommittee within ...
20, 2018, in Shepherdsville, Ky.more +. The victory for Belcher, who lost her seat in 2016 by less than one percentage point, is the 37th flip from Republican to Democratic control of a state legislative seat since the inauguration of President Trump in January 2017. Democratic gains in state legislatures fuel ...
The objective: rapidly retake state legislatures and governor's mansions in a bid to recapture some form of Democratic control over the redistricting process. Their timeline, however, is quite ambitious. They're trying to somehow snatch back a dozen big state legislatures in one election cycle - after losing ...
Lewandowski said, "Fifty seats have already changed hands from the Republicans to the Democrats since Donald Trump was elected." We found evidence of almost 40 seats that flipped from Republican to Democratic control since Trump took office. The bulk happened at the state legislative level.
... following Tuesday, February 27, offers more promising opportunities for Democrats. GOP legislature posts in Connecticut and New Hampshire--two reliably blue states--will be up for grabs. Four seats in New Hampshire's House of Representatives flipped from Republican to Democratic control in 2017.
Republicans want to focus on the state's sluggish economy during the past eight years of Democratic control, on Connecticut's continuing fiscal struggles and on the tax increases that have not solved the money problem. Democrats will remind voters that Republicans had a hand in passing the most recent ...
The prospect of flipping the seventh district from Republican to democratic control has energized the party faithful and opened their wallets. Westin, for instance, had raised $389,000 by the end of 2017, an impressive total for a political newcomer. At the same time, it's far less than the other top-tier ...
That is the number needed to flip the House to democratic control. Atlantic County Democratic party Chair Mike Suleiman, one of eight county chairs supporting Van Drew, said the party was not applying a litmus test, and that Van Drew has the clearest path to election. "Either we want to win that seat or we ...
Under Bill Clinton and democratic control of Congress, NAFTA was passed in 1994. Five years later, with bipartisan support, the Glass-Steagall act was repealed. The repeal allowed commercial and investment banks to merge, and set in motion the decade of financial stupidity which would crash the world ...
The fate of Pennsylvania's maps has been national news since the state court issued its new version as observers have indicated an increase in likely Democratic districts, which increases the odds of the U.S. House of Representatives switching from Republican to democratic control in the upcoming ...
While Grand Traverse County has historically voted red - providing an advantage to Republican candidates - at least 37 legislative seats across the country have flipped from Republican to democratic control since President Donald Trump took office in January 2017. The trend has energized Democrats ...
20, 2018, in Shepherdsville, Ky.more +. The victory for Belcher, who lost her seat in 2016 by less than one percentage point, is the 37th flip from Republican to democratic control of a state legislative seat since the inauguration of President Trump in January 2017. Democratic gains in state legislatures fuel ...
If America is ever going to reach her potential the Democratic party must lead a progressive revolution that ultimately leads to democratic control of the Presidency, both houses of Congress and the Supreme Court. This is because the Republican party is deeply committed to trickle-down economics and we ...
The objective: rapidly retake state legislatures and governor's mansions in a bid to recapture some form of democratic control over the redistricting process. Their timeline, however, is quite ambitious. They're trying to somehow snatch back a dozen big state legislatures in one election cycle - after losing ...
The dire situation for the residents of Flint, Mich., is often used as an argument to support the privatization of public water systems. Equating public water systems with the situation in Flint is nothing more than a fear-mongering myth about private service, its quality and its affordability. Unlike publicly owned ...
But only in retrospect--at the time, it was denounced by opponents as authoritarian and hypernationalist and contested vigorously in the streets in May 1968. Mounk concludes with a series of policy recommendations that he believes will assist in re-asserting democratic control over the technocrats without ...
The objective: rapidly retake state legislatures and governor's mansions in a bid to recapture some form of democratic control over the redistricting process. Their timeline, however, is quite ambitious. They're trying to somehow snatch back a dozen big state legislatures in one election cycle - after losing ...
A major bill to increase the background check process for assault weapons has stalled despite democratic control of state government. Author: Natalie Brand. Published: 7:41 AM PST February 16, 2018. The shooting tragedy in Florida this week has renewed debate over gun control from Washington, D.C. to Washington ...
The prospect of unified democratic control of the White House, and Congress also opened up possibilities for legislation on health care and immigration. In some cases, institutional support by groups linked to the Democratic partylabor unions, environmental groups and Moveon.org ― was diverted ...
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has introduced amendments to his fiscal 2019 budget to offset the impact of state and local tax deduction (SALT) limits in the new federal tax law. In a press release announcing the amendments, Cuomo said they were designed "to safeguard our competitiveness and ...
John Weeks is a professor emeritus of the University of London's school of Oriental and African Studies and author of economics of the 1%: How Mainstream Economics Serves the Rich, Obscures Reality and Distorts Policy. His recent policy work includes a supplemental unemployment program for the ...
State lawmakers are considering several different pieces of gun safety legislation this legislative session, but a bill to enhance the background check process for assault weapons appears stalled, despite democratic control of the state legislature. "We need lawmakers to be as courageous as those poor ...
Lewandowski said, "Fifty seats have already changed hands from the Republicans to the Democrats since Donald Trump was elected." We found evidence of almost 40 seats that flipped from Republican to democratic control since Trump took office. The bulk happened at the state legislative level.
... following Tuesday, February 27, offers more promising opportunities for Democrats. GOP legislature posts in Connecticut and New Hampshire--two reliably blue states--will be up for grabs. Four seats in New Hampshire's House of Representatives flipped from Republican to democratic control in 2017.
For Castro, the immediate work is "to expand democratic control at the state and federal level" in a country where Donald Trump sits in the White House. "This guy is taking the country in the completely wrong direction and he's hurting people while he's doing it," he said. "I have a completely different vision ...
Additionally, despite democratic control of both the House and the Senate, leadership in neither caucus has expressed confidence that the carbon tax will get passed this session. At the Feb. 13 press conference, Inslee was publicly confident that a carbon tax bill will reach his desk. "We intend to pass it.
The barrister said this demonstrated "a marked difference" to how the Civil Service acted, in granting planning approval to Arc21, in the absence of "ministerial direction". He said this amounted to "supplanting democratic control" in what he compared to a "Sir Humphrey" scenario - referring to a character from the TV comedy ...


 

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