Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Trick play: Is Governor Barbour's university consolidation proposal a tactical ploy?

I’m wondering if consolidation of universities (and maybe even school districts) is a tactical ploy by the Governor. He can then say, “Rep. Jones, if you don’t want [name of university with heavy representation in Jones’ district] consolidated, then you need to support deep cuts in other agencies.” Then, when Rep. Jones caves on budget cuts, he can say, “at least I saved Hometown U. (or Hometown High School) from consolidation.”

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