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Changes In Party Control In State Legislatures

Governing.com has an interesting interactive map that shows the results of the 2012 elections on state legislatures across the country.

Here in North Carolina, Republicans increased their control in both chambers. With Republican Pat McCrory in the CEO’s seat, the GOP will have no trouble setting its agenda, which most likely will include tax reform, education reform, and regulatory reform. All of these will be pointed toward getting the state’s economy back on track. That doesn’t mean there won’t be disagreements within the Republican caucus over how to go about these reforms. That may well become a very interesting story line in January when the General Assembly reconvenes.

For an excellent roadmap to policies that will lead the state back to stability and, ultimately, prosperity, read John Locke Foundation President John Hood’s latest book, “Our Best Foot Forward.” Hood talks about key ideas here.

 

 

 

One Response to “Changes In Party Control In State Legislatures”

  • Dec
    01
    2012

    Some good ideas but please no super majority requirement because we get California style dysfunction.

    If complete GOP control is so good can you explain why South Carolina, Mississippi, Alabama and others are in a worse situation than North Carolina. Whilst Connecticut and others are doing so well and have complete Democratic control.

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