A massive budget deficit, the longest state government shutdown in history, and a leadership-toppling scandal all mark the 2011 political year. Forum Communications' Don Davis has a timeline of significant events.
So what's the big deal about a Senate majority leader anyway?
Amy Koch is out after a scandal involving an inappropriate relationship with a staffer, and Republicans on Tuesday are set to vote in a new chief. Forum Communications' Don Davis takes a look at just what it means to be majority leader or house speaker, and hold one of the most powerful posts in the Legislature.