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House budget process reverts to business as usual

Kathryn Pearson adds to discussion of spendign bills, omnibus packages.

University of Minnesota political scientist Kathryn Pearson said despite the GOP's best intentions to move back towards individual spending bills, it often takes an atmosphere of crisis on Capitol to get legislation passed. "It's not a good way to govern but the threat of shutdown or default or something terrible is often what gets leaders to get their members to take tough votes," Pearson said.

MPR News
December 16, 2011

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