Senate leaders facing the possibility of partisan deadlock next year are trying to negotiate their way into some kind of an arrangement that will let possible laws progress. The senate could be evenly divided along partisan lines, depending on results of special elections in late January. Liberty Senator Ed Quick leads the democratic negotiators, looking for a way to decide who will make decisions in the senate next year, even if neither party has a majority. He’s joined by Senator Peter Kinder for the Republicans. Quick says discussions with Kinder have been going well. The two sides hope to meet again this week.