January 13, 2017
Volume XVI, Edition 1
After years of chasing the elusive trifecta, the Republicans now have it. Voters put Republicans in charge of the House (59 to 41); the Senate (29-20-1) and the Governor’s office. Now the challenge is to lead and govern. With this being my 21st session, I have found that the trifecta is elusive, but once achieved, can be fleeting. The Republicans will need to focus on growth and manage the expectations of numerous groups who have supported their efforts over the years. The old adage of “dance with the one who brought you” applies here as the Republicans will be dancing with a bunch of partners these next few months.