Comparison chart shows the legislative timelines and political power balances across the country in all fifty states.
The Pew Charitable Trusts releases an annual chart with the timeline and political makeup of every state legislature in the country. It shares a fascinating look at how long various state legislators are in session, who has the power, term-limits, veto override votes, and more.
Some takeaways off the top:
- only three states have a fairly equal balance of power between the parties
- more than half the states have enough votes to override a veto
- there are 27 Republican legislatures to the Democrats’ 19
- Virginia has the shortest legislative session, just shy of two months