Though Congress hasn't exactly been action-packed of late, state legislatures around the country have more than compensated.
And the kind of statehouse fireworks that comes from single-party control -- from Vermont's new GMO food-labeling law to Texas' ban on abortions after 20 weeks -- shows little sign of abatement, as a number of legislative chambers could potentially flip this November.
It doesn't look like another 2010-esque wave election is in the works -- Republicans won the bulk of the winnable state-legislature contests during the first Tea Party surge that year. But a handful of chambers could be moving rightward, and potentially with far-reaching policy consequences.
Observers concur that the West Virginia House is among the chambers most likely to flip.
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