The majority leader in the Tennessee House of Representatives, Republican Gerald McCormick of Chattanooga, tells TNReport he’s on the whole satisfied about what the GOP supermajority accomplished in 2013. McCormick said he anticipates education reform will be taken up again in earnest in 2014. In the closing hours of the session, a measure died that would have given the Tennessee Board of Education authority to override local school boards that reject applications from charter-school operators the state in fact deems worthy. That bill seemingly died in the Senate, not so much on its merits or because it was rejected outright, but because the House had earlier in the day rejected a Senate-driven proposal to redraw Tennessee’s judicial districts, and in so doing provoked a political retaliation by the upper-chamber’s speaker, Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey.