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SIZE OF STATE LEGISLATIVE STAFF

FROM  1979, 1988, 1996, 2003, 2009

Staff Legislative Table PDF

Permanent Staff

State

1979

1988

1996*

2003

2009

Alabama

200

339

316

422

467

Alaska

116

251

237

307

325

Arizona

280

323

472

631

598

Arkansas

230

250

292

339

405

California

1,760

2,865

2,506

2334

2067

Colorado

173

189

213

209

230

Connecticut

225

400

446

393

490

Delaware

32

49

58

84

74

Florida

1,095

1,581

1,896

1650

1457

Georgia

275

466

511

603

605

Hawaii

150

151

256

170

355

Idaho

55

51

61

75

81

Illinois

984

1,066

969

905

980

Indiana

138

171

183

304

239

Iowa

93

163

180

172

191

Kansas

126

117

121

100

150

Kentucky

135

216

317

386

406

Louisiana

327

360

419

688

666

Maine

46

138

133

156

169

Maryland

328

447

505

850

562

Massachusetts*

595

782

850

935

903

Michigan

1,047

1,287

1,359

1153

973

Minnesota

420

602

638

602

590

Mississippi

130

124

132

150

164

Missouri

212

368

476

321

474

Montana

108

128

119

122

127

Nebraska

182

199

202

217

228

Nevada

85

115

170

230

293

New Hampshire

84

120

139

165

147

New Jersey

492

780

1,465

1206

940

New Mexico

40

49

49

145

172

New York

1,600

3,580

3,461

3077

2676

North Carolina

90

118

168

290

321

North Dakota

26

31

31

32

32

Ohio

390

524

552

505

465

Oklahoma

101

171

260

302

293

Oregon

173

288

240

181

298

Pennsylvania

1,430

1,984

2,682

2947

2918

Rhode Island

81

153

216

297

284

South Carolina

146

251

269

247

270

South Dakota

75

67

60

56

55

Tennessee

270

175

213

253

277

Texas

986

1,460

1,964

1745

2090

Utah

71

86

111

108

114

Vermont

34

34

35

52

60

Virginia

306

191

468

410

391

Washington

370

582

535

561

597

West Virginia

124

126

158

195

219

Wisconsin

476

568

691

756

640

Wyoming

18

19

18

29

39

50 State Totals

16,930

24,555

27,822

28,067

27,567

Session-Only Staff

State

1979

1988

1996

2003

2009

Alabama

170

77

98

74

83

Alaska

160

199

168

142

135

Arizona

310

97

95

51

103

Arkansas

140

126

164

154

141

California

0

113

104

25

39

Colorado

110

60

47

176

115

Connecticut

200

202

177

146

127

Delaware

75

110

106

47

51

Florida

240

193

277

153

113

Georgia

325

213

231

220

168

Hawaii

335

621

486

482

352

Idaho

120

107

94

108

64

Illinois

135

179

88

1

43

Indiana

170

132

143

79

136

Iowa

295

252

186

198

179

Kansas

240

270

242

240

238

Kentucky

200

246

266

242

273

Louisiana

155

171

105

51

202

Maine

108

49

47

34

42

Maryland

300

324

232

115

170

Massachusetts*

0

0

0

0

0

Michigan

0

2

45

0

0

Minnesota

221

202

203

82

133

Mississippi

91

63

48

45

42

Missouri

190

219

48

28

35

Montana

150

138

180

125

110

Nebraska

38

18

48

22

15

Nevada

120

151

320

268

308

New Hampshire

56

22

20

0

32

New Jersey

90

134

49

59

48

New Mexico

222

320

491

503

507

New York

1,500

577

438

351

75

North Carolina

300

367

296

339

325

North Dakota

100

161

141

92

73

Ohio

0

0

0

1

0

Oklahoma

225

223

155

131

114

Oregon

490

269

244

284

180

Pennsylvania

0

28

20

0

1

Rhode Island

147

79

12

157

157

South Carolina

250

87

224

174

185

South Dakota

60

32

34

19

51

Tennessee

50

85

70

31

58

Texas

500

349

456

523

298

Utah

111

103

114

73

106

Vermont

31

37

23

30

26

Virginia

275

432

355

272

360

Washington

550

467

367

265

249

West Virginia

270

255

198

215

195

Wisconsin

157

120

0

0

0

Wyoming

80

94

107

85

86

50 State Totals

10,062

8,775

8,062

6,912

6,543

Total Staff During Session
(permanent + session staff)

State

1979

1988

1996*

2003

2009

Alaska

276

450

405

449

460

Arizona

590

420

567

682

701

Arkansas

370

376

456

493

546

California

1,760

2,978

2,610

2,359

2,106

Colorado

283

249

260

385

345

Connecticut

425

602

623

539

617

Delaware

107

159

164

131

125

Florida

1,335

1,774

2,173

1,803

1,570

Georgia

600

679

742

823

773

Hawaii

485

772

742

652

707

Idaho

175

158

155

183

145

Illinois

1,119

1,245

1,057

906

1,023

Indiana

308

303

326

307

375

Iowa

388

415

366

370

370

Kansas

366

387

363

340

388

Kentucky

335

462

583

628

679

Louisiana

482

531

524

739

868

Maine

154

187

180

190

211

Maryland

628

771

737

965

732

Massachusetts*

595

782

850

935

903

Michigan

1,047

1,289

1,404

1,153

973

Minnesota

641

804

841

684

723

Mississippi

221

187

180

195

206

Missouri

402

587

524

349

509

Montana

258

266

299

247

237

Nebraska

220

217

250

239

243

Nevada

205

266

490

498

601

New Hampshire

140

142

159

165

179

New Jersey

582

914

1,514

1,265

988

New Mexico

262

369

540

648

679

New York

3,100

4,157

3,899

3,428

2,751

North Carolina

390

485

464

629

646

North Dakota

126

192

172

124

105

Ohio

390

524

552

506

465

Oklahoma

326

394

415

433

407

Oregon

663

557

484

465

478

Pennsylvania

1,430

2,012

2,702

2,947

2,919

Rhode Island

228

232

228

454

441

South Carolina

396

338

493

421

455

South Dakota

135

99

94

75

106

Tennessee

320

260

283

284

335

Texas

1,486

1,809

2,420

2,268

2,388

Utah

182

189

225

181

220

Vermont

65

71

58

82

86

Virginia

581

623

823

682

751

Washington

920

1,049

902

826

846

West Virginia

394

381

356

410

414

Wisconsin

633

688

691

756

640

Wyoming

98

113

125

114

125

50 State Totals

26,992

33,330

35,884

34,903

34,110

 *No data for Massachusetts in 1996 (estimate 850 based on trend)

NCSL June 2009.

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