The Republican Party now controls 31 governorships and 68 of 98 partisan legislative chambers across the country. And in 24 states, Republicans have total control of the legislative process. This all but guarantees a new tide of conservative laws, Reid Wilson reports in his Saturday article:

Republicans plan to launch a fresh assault on the Common Core education standards, press abortion regulations, cut personal and corporate income taxes and take up dozens of measures challenging the power of labor unions and the Environmental Protection Agency.

But Wilson also points out that some Republicans, however, are sounding a note of caution, saying it is important to govern effectively and not overreach in applying their conservative agenda.

“If [Republicans] go too far, they’re not going to be the speaker and the majority leader two years from now,” said Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval (R), whose party took total control of the state legislature in November. “There’s a very narrow window to demonstrate that they can lead, that we can lead.”

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