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Do Democrats or Republicans control the West?

Posted on AllSides February 5th, 2022
From The Center
Michelle Budge, Deseret News

This is how the West is run: In the 13 westernmost U.S. states, one party controls both the executive and legislative branches.

Flush with federal cash, the region — the fastest-growing in the country — is rebuilding from the disruptions of the still ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and states’ political leanings will play a role in how they budget for their future.

Republicans run state governments in Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, Montana, Utah and Wyoming. Democrats run California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon and Washington. On a color-coded map, it’s a...

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