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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Democrats in charge of Maryland's legislature are telling President Donald Trump and Republican leaders in Washington that "enough is enough."

They urged them Wednesday to reach a budget agreement to avoid a federal government shutdown.

In a letter Wednesday, House Speaker Michael Busch and Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller said they were speaking "on behalf of a state that is exhausted from being whipsawed by the inaction in Washington, D.C."

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Delaware's Public Advocate says the new tax law recently signed by President Donald Trump should lead to lower water and electricity bills.

The Wilmington News Journal reported that Delaware Public Advocate Andrew Slater is charged with lobbying on behalf of ratepayers. He filed a petition Thursday with state regulators arguing that lower corporate tax rates will benefit utilities. Slater said they should pass on those savings to consumers.

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Delaware State Insurance Commissioner Trinidad Navarro is urging Senator Tom Carper to get an extension for those signing up for the Affordable Care Act.

Navarro told the Wilmington News Journal that he is worried there will not be enough time to enroll in the health insurance exchange.

So, he said, he is consulting with the Delaware Democrat’s office and Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield about extending the deadline to January 1st.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Turnout among young voters has been rising in Virginia. The change could signal trouble for Republicans nationwide.

The Washington Post reported Friday that young voters came out in historic numbers in Virginia's gubernatorial election earlier this month. They overwhelmingly supported Democrat Ralph Northam, who won by 9 points.

Republicans were already wrestling with an aging demographic. But analysts say the unpopular actions of President Trump are pushing away younger generations.

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LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine says the Democratic success in last week's Virginia election was like what he had hoped to accomplish when he ran on the Democratic presidential ticket last year with Hillary Clinton.

"Tuesday night was like the celebration I wanted to have a year ago," Kaine said Saturday, during a speech hosted by the Lynchburg College Democrats.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan says he will again push to exempt pension income for military veterans from state income tax. He also commented on this week's elections.

Hogan said Thursday he'll likely be proposing more tax cuts for next year's legislative session.

The Republican governor and members of the Democrat-led General Assembly are heading into an election year in 2018.

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Democrat Ralph Northam swept to victory by a margin of 53 percent for 45 percent over his Republican challenger Ed Gillespie in yesterday’s gubernatorial election in Virginia

After an acrimonious race the Democrat told supporters last night that he will seek to be a healer of divisions and political rancor when he takes office.

Northam said in his victory speech that the eyes of the nation were on Virginia on Election Tuesday.

He said that voters had told political leaders to end the divisiveness and bigotry.

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(AP)- A friendly crowd greeted Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam and his wife as they arrived at their local polling station to cast their ballots.

Northam hugged cheering voters Tuesday morning at a Norfolk community center, thanking them for their support during the closely watched race. A few dozen voters were there.

He and Republican Ed Gillespie have been locked in a heated battle to succeed Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe, who cannot seek a second term.

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) - Republican Ed Gillespie and Democrat Ralph Northam both claim momentum is on their side in the final days of Virginia's high-stakes, closely watched race for governor.

Gillespie and Northam are racing across the state Monday after a weekend spent trying to rally supporters ahead of Election Day.

Allied groups and political parties on both sides are touting unprecedented get-out-the-vote efforts.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - President Donald Trump has nominated a Justice Department official as Maryland's new U.S. attorney.

Robert Hur is among seven U.S. attorney nominations the White House announced Wednesday.

Hur is currently principal associate deputy attorney general and a top aide to U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, whom Hur would replace as Maryland's federal prosecutor.

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