Hello from an example state. Here in Wisconsin we have had this experience of total one party control for awhile and it is as bad as people think. Our economy has under performed for sometime and with the exception of well connected people we all are looking at things getting worse.
It's almost a thing of beauty, the Republicans still are able to deflect blame at almost every turn. Public school funding, University system, infrastructure ( with the exception the Milwaukee suburbs ie Republicans } and most public services. are really having to fight for the little they get. Funny, they don't want to pay for small rural or big city schools, yet there seems to be plenty of $ for school vouchers.
Due to lacking funds the number of referendums have gone up, in turn, when approved, means higher property taxes so then it's the school district at fault. Not enough money for state parks? Corporate sponsorship! Not enough money to fund infrastructure projects? Borrow and let someone else have to deal with it.
They count on no one ever learning any civics lessons. I hope at some near date people will realize what's happening and vote them out before it's too late. Walker is talking about running again and how great it's going to be having a President he can work with. I've always strongly disliked people like Walker and Paul Ryan, They care nothing but for themselves and fail to notice the help they've gotten and the wreckage they leave in their wake.