sotu-2We’ve spent a lot of time and space reporting these election results to you this week primarily because they will not be going away.  To the contrary, advocates of of anti-business measures will continue to push them through whatever vehicles may present themselves.  Recall that the minimum wage initiative began with a call by President Obama back in his 2013 State of the Union Address for an increase in the federal minimum to $9.00/hour.  In the face of staunch opposition from the Republican-controlled House of Representatives, that effort evolved into a state-by-state campaign, with many cities and towns implementing it in states where it was not favorably received.  Expect this phenomena to continue in light of the fact that the Republicans now control both branches of Congress as well as 31 of the 50 state houses – the effort will shift to more favorable environs, but it will continue!