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Paul Dame: Avoiding a progressive shutdown

Democrats may find that the defining moment of their supermajority may be the first government shutdown Vermont has seen in generations. Despite passing the largest budget in the history of the state, the Progressive wing of Vermont’s Democratic Party are suddenly asking for even more.

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GOP up to 24 supermajorities in states

On Friday the Republican State Legislative Committee, the national party organ that deals with state legislative races, announced that a party switch by Louisiana State Rep. Francis Thompson gave the GOP its 24th legislative supermajority.