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As of June 16, 2023, there are 22 Republican trifectas, 17 Democratic trifectas, and 11 divided governments where neither party holds trifecta control.
As of June 16, 2023, there are 24 Republican triplexes, 20 Democratic triplexes, and 6 divided governments where neither party holds triplex control.
A state government trifecta is a term to describe when one political party holds majorities in both chambers of the state legislature and the governor's office. A state government triplex is a term to describe when one political party holds the following three positions in a state's government: governor, attorney general, and secretary of state. To learn more about trifectas and triplexes, click here.
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Montana Party Control: 1992-2023
No Democratic trifectas•Thirteen years of Republican trifectas
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The 68th Legislature (2023-2024) is controlled by a Republican "supermajority" meaning the party has majority control over both the House of Representatives and the Senate. Members are limited to serving no more than eight years in either chamber, but the term limit is consecutive, not lifetime.What is the political makeup of Montana? ›
|2021||67 Republican, 33 Democrat = 100|
|2019||58 Republican, 42 Democrat = 100|
|2017||59 Republican, 41 Democrat = 100|
|2015||59 Republican, 41 Democrat = 100|
Donald Trump ran unopposed in the Republican primary, and thus received all of the state's 27 delegates to the 2020 Republican National Convention.Does Montana have a Republican government? ›
As of 2021/2022 the Montana Senate has a Republican majority with thirty-one of the fifty seats and a majority in the Montana House of Representatives with sixty-seven of the one hundred seats.Who controls the state government? ›
In every state, the Executive Branch is headed by a governor who is directly elected by the people.Is Montana a progressive state? ›
Montana is a red state and has voted conservatively, and thus Republican, in the presidential race for every race since 1968, with the exception of 1992.How many times has Montana voted Democrat? ›
|Number of elections||33|
|Voted for winning candidate||24|
- West Virginia.
- South Dakota.
However, it is important to note that Washington D.C. (while not a state) has 3 electoral votes and 76% of residents identify as Democrats, while 6% identify as Republicans. Wyoming was the most Republican state, with 59% of residents identifying as Republican, and only 25% of residents identifying as Democratic.Does Montana have Democrats? ›
The Montana Democratic Party currently hold none of the six statewide offices and a minority of the seats in both the Montana Senate and Montana House of Representatives. They hold one of the state's U.S. Senate seats.
The cost of living in Montana is 2% higher than the national average. Housing is 5% higher than the national average, while utilities are 10% lower. When it comes to basic necessities such as food and clothing, groceries are around 2% higher than in the rest of the country, while clothing costs 2% higher.What percent of Montana is federally owned? ›
Public lands managed by the federal government constitute about 30% of Montana's landmass. The U.S. Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the National Park Service are the federal agencies that manage these lands.What are the demographics of Montana? ›
Retrieved June 13, 2023, from www.marchofdimes.org/peristats. In Montana in 2020, 4.2% of the total population was Hispanic, 85.7% were white, 0.5% were black, 6.0% were American Indian/Alaska Native and 1.0% were Asian/Pacific Islander.Who controls state rights? ›
In American political discourse, states' rights are political powers held for the state governments rather than the federal government according to the United States Constitution, reflecting especially the enumerated powers of Congress and the Tenth Amendment.What is the hierarchy of state government? ›
State governments are organized like the federal government, with a legislature, an executive branch headed by a governor, and a court system.What is state vs federal power? ›
|Federal Government||State Governments|
|Make money Declare war Manage foreign relations Oversee trade between states and with other countries||Ratify amendments Manage public health and safety Oversee trade in the state|
Image text: 755 American Indian/Alaska Native (5%), 641 Asian (4%), 238 Black/African American (1%), 809 Hispanic/Latino (5%), 342 International (2%), 122 Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander (<1%), 15,113 White (93%), and 165 Unknown (1%).Is Montana a good place to move to? ›
Low unemployment (2.1 percent in December 2022) and a lively downtown area with microbreweries, restaurants, a live theater, and a symphony are some of the factors that make Montana's capital a great place to live.