November 11, 2011
Even with a slim margin to defeat Edd Houck which resulted in an evenly divided Senate, the Republicans are claiming a victory in the Senate because Lt. Governor Bolling holds the tie breaking vote. This is important in how committees, where the real work gets done, are organized. The committee membership are chairmanships are, at the moment, pure speculation; however, if seniority rules, the expected Chairmen of Senate Finance and the Health & Human Resources subcommittees are members we have worked with in the past and can easily work with in the future.