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Gun Sense Commands Big Dollars in Colorado Elections

Gun Sense Commands Big Dollars in Colorado Elections
Just over a year ago, state Senate President John Morse was recalled from his Colorado Springs seat for playing a leading role in passing gun-control measures in the state legislature that now require universal background checks for all public and private gun sales as well as banning magazines holding more than 15 rounds. This year, he’s helping gun-control advocacy group Colorado Moms Demand Action establish an independent expenditure committee to support candidates running for the state legislature.
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Big Soda Wins Lawsuit, NY Can't Ban Large Servings of Sugary Beverages

Big Soda Wins Lawsuit, NY Can't Ban Large Servings of Sugary Beverages
New York's highest court refused to reinstate the ban on big sodas, saying the city's health department overstepped when they capped soda servings at 16 ounces.
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Stop-and-Frisk Judge Did Not Engage in Ethics Violations, NY Court Rules

Stop-and-Frisk Judge Did Not Engage in Ethics Violations, NY Court Rules
Mayor Bloomberg's best chance to get his Stop-and-Frisk law back on the books was dashed when courts ruled that Judge Shira Scheindlin did not in fact engage in ethics violations when she ruled against the Mayor's signature street safety law.
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Bill de Blasio and the Future of Progressives in New York City

Bill de Blasio and the Future of Progressives in New York City
A listener from PA calls in and we discuss what Bill de Blasio becoming Mayor of New York City could mean for true progressives across the country.
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Stop n' Think: NYC Scores Veto-Proof Majority for Two Bills Aimed at Limiting Racial Profiling by the NYPD

Stop n' Think: NYC Scores Veto-Proof Majority for Two Bills Aimed at Limiting Racial Profiling by the NYPD
The New York City Council has passed two bills with a veto-proof majority that will expand oversight of the NYPD. The new bills will allow New Yorkers a legal means to challenge the city’s controversial "stop and frisk" program. They also aim to limit the police department's ability to racially profile New York citizens
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Chaz Bolte
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Lawmakers Override Bloomberg Veto, Make New York the Most Populous City to Implement Paid Sick Leave

Lawmakers Override Bloomberg Veto, Make New York the Most Populous City to Implement Paid Sick Leave
Early Thursday, lawmakers overrode a mayoral veto early to make New York City the most populous place in the United States where businesses must provide workers with paid sick days. Advocates say workers shouldn't have to choose between their physical and financial health. And customers and colleagues shouldn't have to be exposed to employees who come to work sick.
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Jennifer Peltz
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Google Bermuda Tax Haven Results in $2 Billion US Revenue Loss

The $9.8 billion moved to Bermuda is the equivalent of 80 percent of the company’s 2011 pretax profit.
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