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  • adj. favoring or promoting reform (often by government action)

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Examples

  • A Lutheran pastor, Kvale officiated at the second wedding of a brash, reform-minded fellow Congressman from New York City, Fiorello H. LaGuardia.

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  • The main proposal being pushed by reform-minded Democrats has three main provisions: (1) prohibiting filibusters on motions to proceed, which prevent senators from even having a debate; (2) ending the practice of secret holds; and (3) forcing those filibustering legislation to actually stand on the floor and talk endlessly.

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  • With the stakes so high, many reform-minded Greeks welcomed Papademos's dramatic intervention as long overdue.

    Greek protesters fight with police as parliament agrees cuts deal

  • For all of Sen. Kerry's talk of democratic ideals, reform-minded Muslims across the region saw in Libya our willingness to let those ideals languish in order to satisfy our fetish for multilateralism.

    Multilateralism Hindered Action

  • Gadhafi's son, Saif al-Islam Gadhafi, to cast himself and the regime in a more reform-minded light.

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  • To avoid running afoul of state constitutions' Blaine Amendments and Compelled Support Clauses, reform-minded lawmakers must carefully decide whether to offer parents vouchers or tax credits.

    Lawmakers Must Shield School Choice Reforms From Lawsuits

  • And while German pressure helped bring about a new, reform-minded government in Italy, today Europe is still fighting to save the euro.

    Deepening Crisis Over Euro Pits Leader Against Leader

  • The reform-minded Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics was ready with a suggestion, saying in a statement, "We encourage President Emmert to put financial reform on the top of his agenda."

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  • In Tripoli, reform-minded officials in the government were lobbying for a plan that calls on Col.

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  • 'Republicans in Congress -- and reform-minded GOP governors like Scott Walker, John Kasich and Chris Christie -- are daring to speak the truth about the dire fiscal challenges Americans face at all levels of government, and daring to commit themselves to solutions that will liberate our economy and help put our citizens on a path to prosperity,' Speaker John Boehner said in a statement. ...

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