For the first time in 42 years, the Governor's job and both houses of the Iowa state legislature will be in the hands of Democrats. David Yepsen, of the Des Moines Register, has a look at what this should yield. Of particular interest to us is the bullet point about spending more money on the state universities, so that we can attempt to slow the rate of tuition increases we've inflicted on the students. Here in the IT department, our budgets have not kept pace with the technologies we've implemented, we have several programs that we initially started small (and cheap) that have turned out to be quite popular, which turns out to not be such a good thing, when you don't have the money to grow the programs that rapidly. Here's to hoping the Democrats make good on that, and we can get our house in order.