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Maryland Democrats Looking For Ways To Protect Obama Legacy

January 18th, 2017 by WCBC Radio

The Baltimore Sun reports Democrats in Maryland are looking for ways to use this year's General Assembly session to protect the legacy of President Barack Obama and blunt the impact of sweeping changes they fear the Trump administration will usher in. Senate President Mike Miller, a Democrat, said he is ready to do battle after Republican President-elect Donald J. Trump is inaugurated Friday in Washington- saying that the state will be playing “defense” and will not allow progress to be halted.  Democrats were battered in last year's elections, losing the White House and failing to take control of the U.S. Senate or make inroads against Republican ascendancy in state elected offices. But the party retains a tight grip on the legislature in Maryland, and lawmakers and activists say they will use their power to preserve Obama-era policies, including expanded access to health insurance, protections for undocumented immigrants and new environmental standards. House Speaker Michael Busch…


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