Oops – that is, former ALEC chair Linda Upmeyer chosen as new Iowa House Speaker. But they are pretty much interchangeable. She and ALEC founding father Terry Branstad will make a formidable team that will work hard for corporations, privatization of public services, and more.
Look for Republicans to continue to cut school funds, bust unions, defund public services and push guns – guns on campus maybe? Guns on campus is the new market the NRA and ALEC want to exploit.
Next session will be a long session for anyone who believes that we band together in a government to solve mutual problems for the good of the whole.