With the election (basically) done, it’s really interesting how party label does not always determine which party the leader will be. The New York Senate‘s leadership is always unknown, as written by the article by Tim Storey (The Thicket | “Leadership Intrigue”). There always seem to be some rogue Democrats threatening (and actually) caucusing with the Republicans, but it seems that there might be a 3rd caucus. (Wow, so much drama.) I don’t know if they’re standing up for their principles or just being power-hungry, but I’m pretty sure it’s mostly the latter. This is almost as exciting as when Kent Williams became Speaker of the House of the Tennessee legislature (The Tennessean | “How Kent Williams…” & Nashville Business Journal | “Tennessee Legislature…”).
The national legislature (US Congress) is another matter. Basically, the status quo rules with only minor changes in the lower rungs of the leadership of both houses (Politico | “Senate Leadership…”). Yawn.
Sorry for the short blog post. I just got back to CA from IN for the Thanksgiving Break and am trying to recuperate from jet lag and such and also reverting back to my super-objective news mode for a little bit.
- State GOP backs former House Speaker Kent Williams’ opponent (knoxnews.com)
- The Obligatory Kent Williams Post (dancleary.typepad.com)
- Leadership intrigue…and more cool maps (ncsl.typepad.com)
- Notable Statewide Results (naivepolitico.wordpress.com)
- ‘Super-majority’ for GOP assured in Legislature (knoxnews.com)
- GOP gains superiority in Tennessee legislature (timesfreepress.com)