Attached below is the Democratic Town Committee’s briefing on state, local, and federal politics for the month of January to early February. The time period from January to early February can be said to have been an especially dynamic time period in state politics, filled with debate on the state budget revision. This debate is extensively detailed in the briefing below. On the federal level, major political issues include President Trump’s attempts to repeal the Clean Power Act and the Dodd – Frank Act. Debate continues on the qualifications of President Trump’s nominations for cabinet.