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Party affiliation on the first day of the legislative session

Legislature Party totals
86th (2019) Senate - Republican 19   Democrat 12  
House  - Democrat 64   Republican 83  
85th (2017) Senate - Republican 20   Democrat 11  
House  - Republican 95   Democrat 55  
84th (2015) Senate - Republican 20   Democrat 11  
House  - Republican 97   Democrat 51  
83rd (2013) Senate - Republican 19  
House  - Republican 95   Democrat 55  
Senate - Democrat 11  
82nd (2011) Senate - Democrat 12   Republican 19  
House  - Democrat 49   Republican 101
81st (2009) Senate - Democrat 12   Republican 19  
House  - Republican 76   Democrat 74  
80th (2007) Senate - Democrat 11   Republican 20  
House  - Democrat 69   Republican 79  
79th (2005) Senate - Democrat 12   Republican 19  
House  - Republican 86   Democrat 64  
78th (2003) House  - Republican 88   Democrat 62  
Senate - Democrat 12   Republican 19  
77th (2001) Senate - Republican 16   Democrat 15  
House  - Democrat 77   Republican 71  
76th (1999) Senate - Republican 16   Democrat 15  
House  - Democrat 78   Republican 72  
75th (1997) Senate - Democrat 14   Republican 16  
House  - Democrat 82   Republican 67  
74th (1995) Senate - Republican 14   Democrat 17  
House  - Democrat 88   Republican 61  
73rd (1993) Senate - Republican 13   Democrat 18  
House  - Democrat 91   Republican 57  
72nd (1991) Senate - Democrat 22   Republican 8   
House  - Democrat 92   Republican 57  
71st (1989) Senate - Democrat 23   Republican 8   
House  - Democrat 93   Republican 57  
70th (1987) Senate - Democrat 25   Republican 6   
House  - Republican 56   Democrat 94  
69th (1985) Senate - Democrat 25   Republican 6   
House  - Republican 52   Democrat 98  
68th (1983) House  - Republican 36   Democrat 114
Senate - Democrat 26   Republican 5   
67th (1981) House  - Democrat 113 Republican 35  
Senate - Democrat 23   Republican 7   
66th (1979) Senate - Democrat 27   Republican 4   
House  - Republican 22   Democrat 125
65th (1977) Senate - Democrat 28   Republican 3   
House  - Democrat 132 Republican 18  
64th (1975) Senate - Democrat 28   Republican 3   
House  - Democrat 133 Republican 16  
63rd (1973) Senate - Democrat 28  
House  - Democrat 130 Republican 17  
Senate - Republican 3   
62nd (1971) Senate - Democrat 29  
House  - Democrat 139 Republican 10  
Senate - Republican 2   
61st (1969) Senate - Democrat 29   Republican 2   
House  - Republican 8    Democrat 142
60th (1967) House  - Republican 3    Democrat 146
Senate - Democrat 30   Republican 1   
59th (1965) Senate - Democrat 31  
House  - Democrat 147 Republican 1   
58th (1963) Senate - Democrat 31  
House  - Democrat 143 Republican 7   
57th (1961) Senate - Democrat 31  
House  - Democrat 149
56th (1959) Senate - Democrat 31  
House  - Democrat 149 Other 1
55th (1957) Senate - Democrat 31  
House  - Democrat 148
54th (1955) Senate - Democrat 31  
House  - Democrat 148
53rd (1953) Senate - Democrat 31  
House  - Democrat 150
52nd (1951) Senate - Democrat 31  
House  - Democrat 148 Republican 1   
51st (1949) Senate - Democrat 31  
House  - Democrat 149
50th (1947) Senate - Democrat 31  
House  - Democrat 150
49th (1945) Senate - Democrat 31  
House  - Democrat 147
48th (1943) Senate - Democrat 31  
House  - Democrat 147
47th (1941) Senate - Democrat 31  
House  - Democrat 150
46th (1939) House  - Democrat 150
Senate - Democrat 31  
45th (1937) House  - Democrat 147
Senate - Democrat 31  
House  - Other 1
44th (1935) Senate - Democrat 31  
House  - Democrat 147 Other 1
43rd (1933) House  - Democrat 148
Senate - Democrat 31  
House  - Other 2
42nd (1931) House  - Democrat 149
Senate - Democrat 31  
House  - Other 1
41st (1929) Senate - Democrat 30  
House  - Democrat 149 Republican 1   
40th (1927) Senate - Democrat 30  
House  - Democrat 149 Republican 1   
Senate - Republican 1   
39th (1925) Senate - Democrat 30   Republican 1   
House  - Democrat 149 Republican 1   
38th (1923) House  - Democrat 148
Senate - Democrat 30  
House  - Republican 1   
37th (1921) House  - Democrat 137 Republican 1    Other 4
Senate - Democrat 30  
36th (1919) Senate - Democrat 31  
House  - Democrat 139 Republican 1   
35th (1917) Senate - Democrat 31  
House  - Democrat 142
34th (1915) Senate - Democrat 31  
House  - Democrat 137 Republican 1    Other 2
33rd (1913) Senate - Democrat 30  
House  - Democrat 141 Republican 1   
Senate - Republican 1   
32nd (1911) Senate - Democrat 29  
House  - Democrat 132
Senate - Republican 1   
House  - Republican 1   
31st (1909) Senate - Democrat 30   Republican 1   
House  - Democrat 130 Republican 3   
30th (1907) Senate - Democrat 29  
House  - Democrat 129 Republican 2    Other 1
29th (1905) Senate - Democrat 31  
House  - Republican 2    Democrat 128 Other 1
28th (1903) Senate - Democrat 31  
House  - Democrat 127 Republican 1    Other 2
27th (1901) House  - Democrat 123
Senate - Democrat 31  
House  - Other 2
26th (1899) House  - Democrat 120
Senate - Democrat 30   Republican 1   
House  - Republican 1    Other 6
25th (1897) House  - Democrat 117 Other 8
Senate - Republican 1    Democrat 26   Other 2
House  - Republican 3   
24th (1895) House  - Democrat 103
Senate - Democrat 28   Other 2
House  - Republican 2    Other 22
23rd (1893) Senate - Democrat 30   Other 1
House  - Democrat 118 Republican 1    Other 8
22nd (1891) Senate - Democrat 29   Other 1
House  - Democrat 105 Republican 1   
21st (1889) Senate - Democrat 29   Other 2
House  - Democrat 100 Republican 3    Other 3
20th (1887) Senate - Democrat 29   Republican 1    Other 1
House  - Democrat 99   Republican 5    Other 1
19th (1885) Senate - Democrat 30   Republican 1   
House  - Democrat 101 Republican 5   
18th (1883) Senate - Democrat 28   Other 1
House  - Democrat 94   Republican 4    Other 7
17th (1881) Senate - Democrat 29   Republican 1    Other 1
House  - Democrat 80   Republican 7    Other 5
16th (1879) Senate - Democrat 25   Republican 3    Other 3
House  - Democrat 73   Republican 8    Other 12
15th (1876) Senate - Democrat 26   Republican 3    Other 1
House  - Democrat 81   Republican 7   
14th (1874) Senate - Democrat 23   Other 2
House  - Democrat 78   Republican 10  
Senate - Other 1
13th (1873) Senate - Democrat 15   Republican 3    Other 12
House  - Democrat 75   Republican 12  
12th (1870) Senate - Democrat 6    Other 16
House  - Republican 2    Democrat 8    Other 27