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Bought and Paid For: CA State Senators in Pocket of Big Oil Won't Back Fracking Moratorium

Bought and Paid For: CA State Senators in Pocket of Big Oil Won't Back Fracking Moratorium
Big Oil's money worked. Spending $1.5M on state senators got them the votes to sink a moratorium on fracking in California.
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A Perfect Circle: Republicans Obstruct, Then Blame Dems for Obstruction

A Perfect Circle: Republicans Obstruct, Then Blame Dems for Obstruction
From the current VA scandal to Obamacare's implementation to immigration, to just about every major legislative initiative, Republicans have made obstructing into an art form. And the beauty of it all is that they're blaming the Democrats. AND the media is falling for it, hook and sinker.
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That's A Wrap! CO Legislators Leave for the Year with Loads of Unfinished Business

That's A Wrap! CO Legislators Leave for the Year with Loads of Unfinished Business
A legislative year-end recap of Colorado's congressional session. The year ended with surprising bipartisan accord, though much was left on the table, including a fracking bill that would've put the health of citizens first over the oil industry's rampant abuse of the state's natural resources.
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Texas State Senators Call for Preservation of the DREAM Act

Texas State Senators Call for Preservation of the DREAM Act
Amid recent attempts to repeal the DREAM Act in Texas, eleven state senators are calling for the preservation of the legislation that offers in-state tuition to students who have lived in Texas for over three years regardless of immigration status. The law has been a popular target for repeal among Republicans.
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CA Gov Brown Signs Nearly 90 Percent of Bills, Vetoes Gun Safety Measures

CA Gov Brown Signs Nearly 90 Percent of Bills, Vetoes Gun Safety Measures
While the odds have been better for Democratic legislation under Gov. Brown than the previous administration, some Democratic legislators have been a little frustrated with Gov. Brown's vetoes of major legislation. With that being said, the two year session that ended last year ended up with the Governor vetoing about 13 percent of the 1,866 bills that reached his desk.
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CT House Approves Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants

CT House Approves Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants
In a move that puts public safety ahead of party politics, the Connecticut House of Representatives approved a measure that would grant drivers licenses to undocumented immigrants. Facing stark Republican opposition, Speaker of the House Brendan Sharkey (D-Hamden) touted a bill that he explained in a press release would "make our roads and families safer, is good for the economy, and is the right thing to do."
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