With a 33-32 majority in the Colorado House, Republicans gained more than a one-vote advantage on floor votes. Victory in the election earned the GOP a room with a view, an increased staff budget and other perks, The Pueblo Chieftain reports.
“It comes with accoutrements,” said term-limited House Majority Leader Paul Weissmann, D-Louisville. He has experienced the spoils of the majority and the austerity of the minority in the House and in the Senate.
“For one thing, there’s the offices, It’s the difference between seeing the mountains from your west-facing windows in the majority and seeing cubicle walls all around you in the one, big minority office,” Weissmann said.