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Pennsylvania in majority of states with one-party control

Written by Craig Layne and Radio Pennsylvania | Jun 20, 2013 3:51 AM
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(Harrisburg) -- A new study shows Pennsylvania is like most states in that a single political party has a lock on control.

Republicans have power in the House, Senate and governor's office in the commonwealth and 23 other states.

Democrats control all three in 13.

The report is from the Pew Charitible Trusts' non-partisan news service, Stateline.

Executive Editor Sandy Johnson says researchers are seeing big differences in how the parties approach issues like job creation.

"The red states, of course, are cutting business taxes and red tape because Republicans believe that gives the private sector a boost and that the private sector is the engine of job growth," Johnson says.

"In Democratic-led states, they're spending money on roads, schools, hospitals and creating construction jobs," she says.

Johnson says there haven't been this many states under single-party control in 60 years.

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