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Assessing The Impact Of Newly Democratic State Legislatures

New York State Capitol
Karen DeWitt

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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