Talk:List of United States state legislatures

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Tennessee is purple on the map, which is incorrect. It should be marked red as the legislature there is Republican controlled. I'd change it myself, but I can't figure out the editing functions over at Wikipedia Commons (my own stupidity). —Preceding unsigned comment added by Mensch1066 (talkcontribs) 21:55, 23 March 2010 (UTC)


Note: Virginia is red on the map, but should be purple because the Democrats took control of the Virginia Senate, as is correctly noted in the table. Additionally, Mississippi should go from purple to blue.

-- User:stomv

Note: Tennesee is shown as purple on the map when according to the table, it should be red.

Russellane (talk) 05:32, 14 November 2009 (UTC) User: russellane

The above is incorrect, see Wikipedia:Peer_review/Archive_1#List_of_United_States_Legislatures.

What needs to be done to make this table about 2/3 of its current width? RickK 23:23, 22 May 2004 (UTC)


You might want to try one of the following:

State Legislature State Capital Lower House Upper House
Name Parties Yr Name Parties Yr
Alabama Legislature Montgomery House of Representatives D 65-40 4 Senate D 25-10 4
Legislature Capitol Lower House Upper House
Name Parties Yr Name Parties Yr
Alabama state Legislature Montgomery House of Representatives D 65-40 4 Senate D 25-10 4

-- User:Docu

Legislative requirement[edit]

The first sentence is "All United States states are required to possess a legislative branch." but I believe this to be inaccurate. The Federal government is the only institution I can think of that could possibly impose such a requirement on all the States, and I think that would have to be stipulated in the Constitution. I've just re-read and searched the Constitution, and found nothing that imposes such a requirement, notwithstanding that many references throughout the document refer to the legislature of the States, assuming that each State has a legislature. So, I'm going to change the sentence to: "Each State in the United States has a legislative branch as part of its form of civil government." JD Lambert(T|C) 18:12, 8 May 2008 (UTC)

New infos![edit]

http://www.ncsl.org/statevote/partycomptable2009print.htm has all the updates. 68.39.174.238 (talk) 03:21, 30 November 2008 (UTC)

Keep this page[edit]

I find this page to be very useful. I suggest it not be merged. 24.3.249.174 (talk) 18:20, 17 December 2008 (UTC)

Agreed Papercrab (talk) 06:30, 11 November 2009 (UTC)

PR?[edit]

Given that the title of the page is "state legislatures", do PR, NMI, DC, etc. belong here? 76.117.247.55 (talk) 01:40, 15 February 2009 (UTC)

Idea is definitely understood, though I will say that there would not be enough content for non-state legislatures to merit its own page. Essentially, even if these pages were created split, they would easily qualify for a merge in that there is fair amounts of overlap and a low amount of text in the non-state legislatures. Moreover, there seems to be a precedent that if something applies to the District and territories, they can be addressed in the same article, so long as they are separated.--Jpatch (talk) 17:46, 18 January 2011 (UTC)

Map key colors[edit]

In spite of the fact that only a few "states" have other parties represented in the table above the "map" key (techn. Table key.) could we choose colors that are unique to each party (minus Democrat affiliate parties)?

Number of legislators is 12000+?[edit]

Beneath the table enumerating the state legislatures and their members, there is a small statement asserting that the number of total state representatives is a 12,793 people. That is difficult enough to believe int he first place, but the data that statement cites nowhere mentions such a figure, and in fact lists the total number of seats for all state legislatures as 7,382. This also corresponds with other data I've in regards to this topic. Where did this number of over 12,000 representatives come from, and on what basis is it believed to be accurate? Malithion (talk) 05:55, 28 February 2011 (UTC)


Size of legislatures (and suggestion to make sortable)[edit]

This site has a list of size of the legislatures. That would be useful in this table particularly since some of the bigger legislatures are now considering shrinking. Unfortunately the format of the table is not conducive to sorting (the top level heading screws things up). I would favor changing the format so it is sortable.Americasroof (talk) 15:21, 5 April 2011 (UTC)

Map[edit]

Why did the map disappear? (And why, when it was removed from this page, did the map key remain behind?) The map was a very useful feature of this page. Someone should find the old map file and update it and put it back (I can't because I don't have the ability to edit the SVG files we use for maps). In the mean time, I have deleted the "Map Key" since it's keying information to a nonexistent map. Bojangles04 (talk) 16:57, 19 May 2012 (UTC)

Move discussion in progress[edit]

There is a move discussion in progress on Talk:List of United States state prisons which affects this page. Please participate on that page and not in this talk page section. Thank you. —RMCD bot 14:15, 17 February 2013 (UTC)

Statistics Section[edit]

The Statistics Section needs colors that more clearly contrast the partisan control of the individual legislative bodies (the current colors are very faint). Blue-er and Red-er backgrounds would make the matrix easier to visually interpret.

I recommend the colors used in the Cook Partisan Voting Index article.

72.82.162.247 (talk) 18:34, 29 January 2014 (UTC)