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Cure for gridlock? 1-party rule

(WASHINGTON TIMES) DENVER — The bitter partisan gridlock facing Congress really isn’t a problem in Tennessee. Or California. Or North Dakota.

The same voters who re-elected the Republican House and Democratic Senate also swept in one-party rule in a whopping 45 state legislatures, up from 41 in 2010, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

What’s more, 25 states have veto-proof majorities, meaning that one party has enough legislators to override a gubernatorial veto if they choose. That may not be a problem, given that in 22 of those states, the same party that controls the legislature is also in charge of the governor’s office.