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December 29, 2013


Single Party Control Pushes States in Opposite Directions

Dan Balz: "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 or Democrats. Elected officials in these states are moving unencumbered to enact their party's agenda."












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