Q: What will happen to the legislation to curb unfunded mandates next year, and what will the Republican takeover of Congress mean to the outcome?

A: We expect to at least start from where we left off, and we have that commitment from those that were involved in this issue. What impact the elections have on this, we're not quite sure; however, we think that will help our cause in the Senate. And then, on the House side, we think we have a good chance of getting this legislation passed early in the next Congress. I would hope [having a GOP-led Congress] would improve our chances. I would think it would on this particular issue.

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