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Missed Opportunity

The leaks of “secret agreements” described above are a missed messaging opportunity for both parties. Each of these budget bills spends billions of taxpayer dollars, and is worthy of its own press conference, at least, but the press corps isn’t going to wait for legislators to put their own messaging spin on the bills before reporting what’s in them. Conservatives often lament the lack of fair press coverage in this state, but the tradition of rushed deal-making at the tail end of session doesn’t help the cause.

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