In The News: Washington Times: 18 out of 20 states for pandemic recovery have Republican-controlled legislatures

The Washington Times this week published a report highlighting the successful economic recovery of Republican-led states in contrast to their floundering Democrat-led counterparts. The piece notes that 18 of the top 20 states for jobs recovered since the pandemic have Republican-controlled legislatures, and two of those states have more jobs than before the pandemic hit. The states experiencing the best economic recovery all have Republican governors that have worked closely with their Republican legislatures to drive economic revitalization, empower small businesses, and open schools, emphasizing just how important it is we elect Republican leaders at the state level.

As Joe Biden and national Democrats pursue an extreme liberal agenda that has slowed economic recovery and led to record high inflation, state Republican leaders are serving as a counterweight  and will continue to lead on pro-growth, conservative policies that expand opportunity and make American businesses more competitive.

Republican governors to the rescue on the economy
Washington Times 
July 16, 2021

A round of applause, please, for Republican governors, who continue to support the traditional American work ethic.

“Newly released data from the U.S. Labor Department confirms that Republican governors are leading the way in getting Americans back to work,” said a new analysis from the Republican National Committee which parsed the federally issued numbers.

“Jobs are rising and unemployment is lower in states with Republican governors and legislatures. Seventeen of the top 20 states which have recovered jobs since the pandemic hit are led by Republican governors, and 18 of the top 20 states have Republican-controlled legislatures,” the GOP report said.

“The top eight states for jobs recovered are all led by Republicans. Two Republican-led states – Idaho and Utah – have more jobs than when the pandemic hit. Another 21 Republican-led states have recovered at least two-thirds of their lost jobs,” the report said.

“Only 10 Democrat-run states have recovered at least two-thirds of their jobs lost. Three Democrat-run states — Louisiana, New Mexico, and Hawaii — have failed to recover even half the jobs lost due to the coronavirus pandemic,” the research said.

Oh, and one more thing.

“Out of the top 20 states with the lowest unemployment rates, 15 are led by Republican governors. The seven states with the lowest unemployment rates are all led by Republicans,” the report continued.

“The 10 states with the highest unemployment rates are all led by Democrat Governors: California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Louisiana, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, and Pennsylvania.”

Meanwhile, CNBC’s newly released list of America’s top most business-friendly states found that the top 13 are led by Republican governors.