Congratulations, State Senator Sam Blakeslee.
With the recent special election victory (Sam’s second), we can expect the tradition of corporate-sponsored legislation benefitting the few at the expense of the many to be secure. We can expect the tradition of minority-rule-by-Republicans in budgeting matters to also be secure. We can expect that there will always be a vote in the State legislature to expand offshore oil drilling. We can expect that there will also be a voice for nuclear power, as long as the land upon which it is sited is geologically stable. And we can be assured of support for vigorous wrist-slapping of energy monopolies for their environmental destruction.