Democrats Lose Control of Virginia Senate and Mississippi House

By: Friday November 11, 2011 12:32 pm

The Republican party has won control of the Virginia Senate after Democratic State Senator Edd Houck conceded to Republican Bryce Reeves. Their Senate is now split 20-20 with Republican Lt. Governor Bill Bolling the tie-breaking vote in the chamber. This means the Republican party now fully controls Virginia with a Republican governor and Republican majorities [...]

A Good Night For Liberals, Not So Great for Democrats

By: Wednesday November 9, 2011 11:53 am

Yesterday’s elections were a mixed bag for Democrats.  There were positive results for liberals on three key ballot initiatives they cared most about. The big win of the night was in Ohio where the anti-union SB5 was overwhelmingly repealed by the voters by a margin of 61-39 percent.  By a similarly impressive margin of 60-40 [...]

Ohioans Favor Repealing Anti-Union Law by Wide Margin

By: Wednesday May 18, 2011 11:20 am

Earlier this year, Republicans in Ohio pushed through SB 5, which would extremely limit public sector unions’ collective bargaining rights, effectively crippling public labor unions in the state. Ohio unions have been gathering signatures to put the law to a public referendum this November, and a recent poll by Quinnipiac shows that if they manage [...]

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