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Liberals set to limit debate on big priorities as MPs return to Ottawa

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OTTAWA - The Liberal government is heading into the second half of its mandate with a number of big legislative priorities they are eager to move through Parliament.
And they are ready to curtail debate if they think the opposition parties are dragging their feet - especially since the will of the increasingly independent Senate is becoming harder to predict.
This spring, the Liberal government backed down on part of its plan to alter the ins and outs of parliamentary procedure, abandoning some of the more controversial reforms that the Conservatives and New Democrats had been battling for...
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Fed-up Illinois legislators head for the exit in big numbers

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CHICAGO - Illinois residents aren't the only ones throwing up their hands at the gridlock and increasingly polarized politics that have defined state government in recent years. More and more, fed-up and frustrated Illinois legislators are heading for the exits.
More than two-dozen legislators - about 15 percent of the General Assembly - have either resigned months into the current session or said they won't seek re-election. They are Democrats and Republicans, rank-and-file moderates and those in leadership posts, including House Majority Leader Barbara Flynn Currie, who said last week...
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