Two men struggled to pedal a twin-seat bicycle up a steep hill. When they finally reached the top, the lead rider exclaimed, “Whew! I wasn’t sure we were going to make it!” “Yeah,” replied the other, “if I hadn’t been standing on the brake the whole way we might have rolled back down.”
A legislative session during an election year can seem an awful lot like the experience of those cyclists. Despite the natural “brake” on activity that even-numbered years often bring, we can still point to forward movement on a number of issues.