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DGA Announces $8 Million in Q1 Fundraising

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DGA Announces $8 Million in Q1 Fundraising

Today, the Democratic Governors Association (DGA) announced it will have raised approximately $8 million in the first three months of 2012, over $2 million more than in the first quarter during the comparable 2008 cycle. “This tremendous showing of support for the DGA reflects the critical role Democratic governors are playing in job creation and…

Minnesota’s War on Voting

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Minnesota’s War on Voting

Last year, Republicans introduced legislation in thirty-four states to mandate government-issued photo IDs to cast a ballot. Nine GOP states have passed voter ID laws since the 2010 election, including Pennsylvania earlier last month. Minnesota, another important battleground state, could be next. Last year, Minnesota Democratic Governor Mark Dayton vetoed a bill from the GOP legislature that…

Vermont ranks #1 in Green Jobs

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Vermont ranks #1 in Green Jobs

After the economic doldrums of the last few year, Vermont is seeing a few positive indicators. The state had the fourth lowest unemployment rate in the country at 5 percent last month, and recently ranked No. 1 with regard to the green economy. The Green Mountain State has the highest per capita “green goods and…

New poll finds Walker in tight matchups with Barrett, Falk

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New poll finds Walker in tight matchups with Barrett, Falk

Gov. Scott Walker is locked in a very tight recall race with two potential Democratic challengers, Tom Barrett and Kathleen Falk, according to a new statewide poll of 707 Wisconsin voters by Marquette Law School taken Thursday through Sunday. Walker leads Barrett 47% to 45% among Wisconsin voters, and leads Falk 49% to 45%. The…

From the Chair’s Desk: “The Country We Carry in Our Hearts is Waiting”

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From the Chair’s Desk: “The Country We Carry in Our Hearts is Waiting”

While President Obama and Democratic governors across our country focus on creating jobs and expanding opportunity to move America forward, a new strain of Republican governors, legislators, and candidates — better financed than ever before — are determined to take America back. Unlike the longer and better traditions of the Party of Lincoln, this new…

From the Chair’s Desk: Why the House GOP Budget is Wrong for States

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From the Chair’s Desk: Why the House GOP Budget is Wrong for States

House Republicans unveiled their budget last week, and they must be counting on mass amnesia on the part of the American people – this budget relies on the same failed policies that drove our economy to the brink of a second Great Depression and imperils the steady progress we’ve made toward economic recovery. While we…

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