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Keyword: statehouses

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  • Red, blue states move in opposite directions in era of single-party control [Will D.C. follow?]

    12/29/2013 3:15:07 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 28, 2013 | Dan Baltz
    Political polarization has ushered in a new era in state government, where single-party control of the levers of power has produced competing Americas. One is grounded in principles of lean and limited government and on traditional values; the other is built on a belief in the essential role of government and on tenets of cultural liberalism. These opposing visions have been a staple of national elections, and in a divided Washington, this polarization has resulted in gridlock and dysfunction. But today, three-quarters of the states — more than at any time in recent memory — are controlled by either Republicans...
  • The Democrats' Big Problem

    11/24/2012 12:38:17 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 95 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | November 24, 2012 | Bruce Walker
    The left's post-election celebrations are wholly unwarranted. Consider.................................. In fact, every other Republican seat is in a state which Romney carried handily, while four other Democrat seats -- in New Hampshire, Virginia, Iowa, and Colorado -- came from states in which Romney ran close to Obama. That translates in 2014 into gains, and very likely gains which will translate into a Republican Senate majority. That very fact -- because Senate Democrats can do the math -- means that Harry Reid's plan to make filibusters harder will almost certainly fail: in two years, and perhaps for years thereafter, Republicans may control...
  • Study: Statehouses at high risk for corruption

    03/18/2012 11:37:35 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 19, 2012 12:01 AM ET | Wayne Parry
    State governments lack transparency and accountability to citizens, and remain at high risk for corruption, according to a new study of all 50 statehouses. Not a single state received an A in the State Integrity Investigation ranking, a product of the Center for Public Integrity, Public Radio International and Global Integrity. … Only five states got rankings of B, led by a surprising recipient: New Jersey. It got a B-plus, with an overall score of 87 out of a possible 100. Despite — or perhaps because of — recent corruption scandals, New Jersey got the top ranking because of steps...
  • CitizenLink Election Coverage [Pro-Life, Pro-Family GOP Gains in Wisconsin]

    Secondhand reporting based upon interview with Julaine Appling of Wisconsin Family Action 10:45-10:53 (est). Not only has pro-abortion, pro same-sex marriage Senator Feingold been called as going down to defeat (victory for Johnson), but changes in gubernatorial race...and Appling says pro-life conservative pick-ups in both state houses and up to three flips in the House (from Democrats).
  • CitizenLink Election Coverage

    11/02/2010 6:52:59 PM PDT · by Colofornian
    Secondhand (from CitizenLink @ Focus on the Family) ^ | Nov. 2, 2010 | Vanity [based upon CitizenLink reports]
    CitizenLink has been interviewing Kevin Smith from New Hampshire during 9:30 - 9:40 hour (est). Smith is reporting that both state houses in New Hampshire are swinging back GOP tonight; but Governor will remain in incumbent Democratic hands.
  • Bobby Jindal: The future of the GOP [Michelle Malkin]

    01/14/2008 10:44:32 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies · 299+ views ^ | January 14, 2008 | Michelle Malkin
    Despite the amusing designation as “Bush’s Asian-babe PR shill,” loyal readers know how unhappy I’ve been with the GOP leadership in Washington–and how ambivalent I feel about the GOP presidential field. There is one Republican I’m absolutely thrilled about, though: Bobby Jindal. He’s taking office today as Louisiana governor. It’s a historic moment–and a proud moment: The inauguration was set to begin at 10 a.m. with music from the West Monroe High School marching band. Pascal Calogero, chief justice of the state Supreme Court, was to swear in the 36-year-old Jindal at noon. He’ll be Louisiana’s first nonwhite governor since...
  • States of Play: Battles for the statehouses.

    11/01/2002 9:28:11 AM PST · by xsysmgr · 3+ views
    National Review Online ^ | November 1, 2002 | John Hood
    RALEIGH, N.C. — The Republican surge of 1994 didn't just give the party control of Congress for the first time since the 1950s. It also presented the GOP with surprising takeovers of statehouses and legislative chambers in states where Democrats had held virtually unchallenged power for much of the 20th century. For conservatives looking to implement reforms in fiscal policy, school choice, abortion, term limits, tort law, and regulation, post-1994 opportunities abounded — as, unfortunately, did opportunities to betray their principles by expanding state programs and budgets.As was the case with the Republican gains in federal offices, the 1994...