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June 04, 2013


Some State Legislatures Have Super Minorities

Bloomberg points out that in a few state legislators, "those that are deeply Republican-red or Democratic-blue, the partisan hue is so one-sided that it's creating super-minorities in some Senate chambers."

"Members of these tiny caucuses say they still can influence debate, are included in bipartisan legislative deliberations and can attract attention while being outnumbered. The upshot: state legislatures often aren't the partisan combat zone that Congress has become, and their lawmakers find ways to work cooperatively on issues, an environment presidents can only envy."












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