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Democratic state gains may mean tighter gun, looser pot laws

From New York to New Mexico, residents in a number of states can expect a leftward push for expanded health care coverage, gun control, education funding and legalized recreational marijuana as Democrats who gained new or stronger powers in the ...

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New York state State Senate Democrats reunite for first time since 2011 split

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Democrats in the New York state Senate reunited Tuesday for the first time since a 7-year-long schism within the party helped give control of the chamber to Republicans. Former members of the Independent Democratic Conference and ...

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Democrats choose their candidates

The Monroe County Democratic Committee on Thursday endorsed several candidates for the upcoming fall election. They include endorsing Judge Stephen Miller for re-election to a second 10-year term on the Rochester City Court bench and Maritza Buitrago for a new ...

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Biden to address Detroit conference

On Thursday, Vice President Joe Biden will deliver remarks in Detroit to attendees of Netroots Nation, the largest gathering of progressives and the Democratic activist base. The conference runs through Sunday at the COBO Center. Other speakers include Sens. Charles ...

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County Democrats propose LDC legislation

Democrats in the Monroe County Legislature have introduced legislation that would prohibit county officers or employees from working for a Local Development Corporation or any LDC contractor or subcontractor for two years after leaving county employment. The legislation was prompted ...

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Democrats vote to curb filibusters on appointees

Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., right, gestures while speaking next to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, during a news conference after the Democratic majority in the Senate pushed through a major rules change, one that curbs the power of the Republican minority to block President Barack Obama’s nominations for high-level judgeships and cabinet and agency officials, on Capitol Hill on Thursday in Washington, D.C. AP Images

WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats eased the way for swift approval of President Barack Obama’s current and future nominees on Thursday, voting unilaterally to overturn decades of Senate precedent and undermine Republicans’ ability to block final votes. The 52-48 vote to ...

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Democrats propose LLC reforms

Democrats in the Monroe County Legislature have proposed a series of reforms designed to increase oversight to local development corporations. The measures were to be brought up during a full Legislature meeting scheduled Tuesday. The reforms include: legislative consent before ...

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