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  Encyclopedia topic: State legislature   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
State legislatures are the lawmaking bodies of the 50 states in the United States of America (North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776).
For example, in Vermont (A state in New England), state senators were formerly elected at large, two to a county – regardless of that county's size.
State legislatures have generally grown in importance over time, especially in the states without term limit (additional info and facts about term limit) s.
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 Encyclopedia: State legislature
State legislatures are the lawmaking bodies of the 50 states in the United States of America.
State legislatures appointed the U.S. Senators from their respective states until the ratification of the 17th Amendment to the United States Constitution in 1917 brought about the direct election of Senators by the voters.
Legislatures of the 50 States The current party composition of the 50 state legislatures is: 20 Republican Legislatures 19 Democratic Legislatures 10 Divided Legislatures (The upper and lower houses are controlled by different parties) 1 Non-Partisan Legislature Notes: The Party Strengths column indicates the number of seats belonging to...
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 Washington State Legislature - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
The Washington State Legislature is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Washington.
It is bicameral, and is composed of a Senate and House of Representatives.
The legislature is the legislative branch of the government of the State of Washington, and convenes in the Legislative Building at the state capitol in Olympia, Washington.
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 ipedia.com: California State Legislature Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
The California State Legislature is the legislative branch of the state government of California.
It is a bicameral legislature that consists of a lower house, the Assembly, and an upper house, the Se...
It is a bicameral legislature that consists of a lower house, the Assembly, and an upper house, the Senate.
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 Wisconsin State Legislature   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Some questions you will need to consider and address in your oral or written presentations:
How have other states tackled the gun control issue (particularly look at the state of California)?
What is the state of Wisconsin's mood on the issue?
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