As Donald Trump won the White House in November, Republicans also gained power in state legislatures and won governorships, giving GOP state lawmakers the power and momentum to start the year by introducing a slew of conservative legislation.
In 25 states, Republicans control both the legislature and the governorship, allowing GOP lawmakers to easily push through their agendas.
In particular, four states swung to complete Republican control in the November election, with the GOP winning the Kentucky and Iowa legislatures and the governorships in Missouri and New Hampshire. With their newfound control of state government and the momentum of Trump's election to the White House, Republican lawmakers in those states have already gotten started on legislation pushing pet conservative issues.
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