Weekly Roundup 1/23-1/27

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The Beacon reported that a GOP special election win in February could put the Delaware Senate in Republican hands for the first time in nearly 45 years. “One-party rule has not served us well, and this is our chance to restore balance to state government with a Republican Senate and a Democratic House. It means all sides will be considered, and better government will come as a result,” said candidate John Marino. 

WATCH: WachFox reported that South Carolina’s newly sworn-in governor and former lieutenant governor, Henry McMaster, is “ready to get started.” Watch his video here.

WLTX reported that State Sen. Kevin Bryant was sworn-in as South Carolina’s next lieutenant governor Wednesday, after Henry McMaster ascended to the governorship.

The Union Leader reported that the New Hampshire Senate passed right-to-work legislation last week. “Passing this law is good for everybody, including unions,’ said Sen. Andy Sanborn. “It will mean more jobs, higher wages, and there will be more investment by businesses into our state.”

King 5 reported that several Washington state senators have been tapped to fill federal government job openings at the EPA and Department of Agriculture, including State Sen. Brian Dansel, State Sen. Doug Ericksen, and former State Sen. Don Benton.

The Texas Standard reported that Lt. Governor Dan Patrick has “made expanding school choice one of his top priorities for the 2017 legislative session.”

The Clarion-Ledger reported that Mississippi Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves celebrated school choice week by hosting a rally at the capitol. “There are some people in our state who may choose a different public school because they have the private means to move from one district to the other,” Reeves said. “But why should we limit choice just to those who can financially afford it?”

The Missouri Times published a press release from the office of Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson signaling his support for former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue as the next Secretary of Agriculture. “I’m excited for the new direction in Washington, D.C., and look forward to working hand in hand with Governor Perdue and agriculture leaders to eliminate burdensome regulations and drive agriculture forward not only in Missouri but our entire nation,” said Parson.

The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reported that Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate’s Voter Integrity Act will focus on technological updates and voter confidence.