State legislatures

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State legislatures, as of the beginning of 2011, have the following compositions:[1]

Republicans control 26 state legislatures, Democrats 17, and five have split control. In New York, officials are still determining who is in charge in the state Senate. Republicans control more legislatures than they have since 1952.


Republican majority in both chambers (27)[2]

  • Alabama
  • Arizona (veto-proof majorities, and a Republican governor)
  • Florida (Republican governor also)
  • Georgia
  • Idaho
  • Indiana(Republican governor also)
  • Kansas (Republican governor also)
  • Louisiana (Republican governor also)
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri (nearly veto-proof majorities)
  • Montana
  • Nebraska[3]
  • New Hampshire (veto-proof majorities)
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio (Republican governor also)
  • Oklahoma
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas (Republican governor also)
  • Utah
  • Wyoming

please add 5 more to the above list

Republican majority in only one chamber (5)

  • Kentucky (Republican majority in the Senate, but a Democratic majority in the House)

Democratic majority in both chambers (17)

  • Arkansas


  2. Including the ostensibly "non-partisan", unicameral Nebraska.
  3. Nebraska has only one chamber (unicameral) and is bipartisan, but it is similar to Republican in viewpoints.
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