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Assessing The Impact Of Newly Democratic State Legislatures

New York State Capitol
Karen DeWitt
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After the votes were counted on Election Day last November, six states, including New York, switched over from a two-party government to the governor’s office and both houses of the state legislature under the control of Democrats. What did that change bring about in new legislation? 

Stateline, a news service affiliated with the Pew Charitable Trusts, took a closer look at the question. Barbara Barrett, managing editor of Stateline, spoke with WAMC’s Brian Shields about the power shift.  

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