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Mon Apr 15, 2019, 11:05 PM

In their first months on the job, Democratic governors seek to roll back Rep. predecessors' policies

In their first months on the job, Democratic governors seek to roll back Republican predecessors’ policies

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/in-their-first-months-on-the-job-democratic-governors-seek-to-roll-back-republican-predecessors-policies/2019/04/15/4bce78d8-5c70-11e9-842d-7d3ed7eb3957_story.html?utm_source=reddit.com&utm_term=.7f12df8e6da2

By Tim Craig at the Washington Post

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On her first day in office, Mills moved to expand Medicaid in the state under the ACA, a direct rebuke to LePage’s staunch opposition to the federal health-care law. She also has reversed his call for Medicaid work requirements, pushed to roll back his support for offshore drilling and sought to expand access to abortions by allowing health-care providers other than doctors to perform them.

New Democratic governors are making similar moves across the country: In Michigan, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has been pushing a gasoline-tax hike to pay for highway repairs that she says were neglected by her predecessor, Republican Rick Snyder. In Wisconsin, Gov. Tony Evers is promoting a plan to expand Medicaid to 82,000 low- and moderate-income state residents, a change that was opposed by the previous governor, Scott Walker (R).

In Illinois, Gov. J.B. Pritzker has been pushing to raise the minimum wage while supporting pay increases for child- and health-care workers that his predecessor, Republican Bruce Rauner, rejected. And in his first months in office, Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak has signed legislation to expand background checks for gun purchases, even though some local sheriffs are rebelling against the law and vowing that they won’t enforce it.

New Democratic governors in Kansas and New Mexico have made clean energy and climate change a centerpiece of their early efforts. Of the seven governors, six of them — Evers, Mills, Pritzker, Sisolak, Whitmer and Michelle Lujan Grisham of New Mexico — have signed onto the U.S. Climate Alliance, pledging to meet the goals outlined in the Paris climate accord, even though Trump withdrew the United States from the pact.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 11:12 PM

1. good news D means drive forward, R means reverse nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 11:13 PM

2. I like that.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 11:34 PM

3. Just like at the federal level, we always have to clean up the mess

Throughout my lifetime this has been the pattern. Not sure if a Democratic majority of all three branches will ever be able to clean up the stench from this current administration.

Peace

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 11:41 PM

4. Ok, entertain my hopes.....

In 2020 If we retain the house, win the senate and the presidency how long would it take to unravel what tRump has done to our country??? Forget the respect of the world leaders. Just fix what he broke here... Would 4 years do it? Can we do it in 2? Obama had both houses for two years and got screwed trying to reach across the isle and missed a great opportunity IMHO. What 'cha tink?
m

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