New York Dems rush left on fast forward
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September 2019 – Despite Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential victory, the same election cycle brought New York Democrats a political prize of grand proportions – control of both houses of the state legislature.

After more than 50 years of near continuous Republican control in the state senate, Democrats won both houses and immediately launched a liberal overhaul of state government.

In less than two years, the leftist majority has logged a list of progressive “accomplishments” that include new gun control laws; criminal justice and campaign finance reforms; new rights for voters, immigrants, and victims of violence; and bans on plastic bags, toxic toys, and offshore drilling.

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo (D) dubbed it “the most successful legislative session in modern political history.”

nytimes.com, 6/22/19