WASHINGTON (The Washington Post)—Just like that, Washington’s political landscape has shifted again.
Republicans expanded their majority in the House of Representatives and captured enough seats in the Senate to seize control of that body, splitting political power between the Capitol and the White House. And while it remains to be seen whether single-party control of Capitol Hill will diminish or deepen the gridlock in Washington, it has changed the outlook for some of the legislative items that tend to matter most to employers and entrepreneurs.
There are also new faces locally. Maryland voters elected Republican Larry Hogan governor, ensuring divided government in the Democratic-dominated state capital. And the District is getting a new mayor, Democrat Muriel E. Bowser.
Here’s a sample of some of the election’s ramifications: