HEAVY LIFTING AHEAD

Paul Fogleman,

The federal courts forced the Republican-dominated legislature to redraw congressional districts for the upcoming election and it is expected another mandate from the courts will require legislative districts to be revamped. The courts have written communications indicating that race was considered by GOP lawmakers in the redistricting process in 2011. Republicans will remain in control in the next session but with smaller majorities in the House and Senate. Also, there will be wholesale changes in the leadership due to resignations.

The HTGAC has supporters on both sides of the aisle. In January a new Legislature with dozens of new members will convene. There will be significant changes.

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