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GOP Capitalizes on Historic Gains
Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 August 2011 01:45 Written by rslcpol Wednesday, 24 August 2011 01:45
OKLAHOMA wasn’t the only state after the 2010 elections to capitalize on a right turn.
An analysis in the July/August issue of State Legislatures magazine says GOP victories in the states have produced more results than the party’s takeover of the U.S. House of Representatives. Republican legislatures and governors have produced major changes on a variety of issues, including pension reform, collective bargaining, voter identification, abortion and immigration.
Nationwide, Republicans picked up more than 740 legislative seats in 2010. The number of states in which the GOP holds a majority in both legislative houses grew from 14 to 26.