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Plight of the minority: Was self-assigned ‘watchdog’ role a success for the Democrats? (access required)

Lacking the numbers to block Republican-backed bills, Democratic legislators billed themselves as watchdogs whose main task at the Capitol was to highlight legislation they considered to be harmful to the state.

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For the DeMennas, the business of government is a family affair (access required)

It’s common for children to follow in the footsteps of their parents, but in politics, that’s usually the case for elected officials, not lobbyists, and that’s one reason why the DeMennas occupy an unusual perch.