The idea was to create a circuit breaker on creeping governmentalism.
Monthly Archives: January 2023
The Political Notebook 1.27.23
Gallego takes aim at Sinema, not Republicans; Senate shouldn’t punt a debt ceiling increase to the House.
Debt ceiling isn’t the place for a spending fight
If House Republicans want to spend less, they should pass bills that spend less, not threaten a government default.
The Political Notebook 1.20.23
The politics of government shutdowns; where Hobbs is better than Ducey regarding school choice; the legislature and the open meeting law.
Hobbs’ budget is cautiously liberal
Conceptually, a consensus budget shouldn’t be that hard to negotiate, but the politics remain grim.
Can we have a productive discussion about border security and immigration?
The Biden administration’s border security proposals are serious, even if Biden is not.
The Mayes Effect
GOP lawmakers shouldn’t reject the possibility of a settlement of the district school funding case out of hand. Instead, the focus should be on parity for charter schools.
Sinema remains Dems’ best hope for 2024
Her policy preferences are far closer to the Democrats than the Republicans.
Stanton, Gallego dance on Southwest’s bones
The shadow boxing for the Democratic U.S. Senate nomination will be an unedifying exercise.