If Souki's support holds through the start of session, could this mean a return to his pet projects, including the controversial van cameras?
"I would like to have cameras for red lights and for speeding, and I would like to have the police manage that and keep the revenues," Souki said.
But Souki, who some characterize as pro-tax, said an excise tax hike is not in the cards.
"The 39-members of the house made a pledge to be against the excise tax and it would be foolish for me to raise that now," said Souki.
Souki is also a long time gambling advocate, and if the senate position weakens on the issue, there is a chance a gambling bill could go up to the 5th floor.
Last year the governor indicated he was open to looking at what the legislature could agree to.