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Political science professor calls budget deal forward-thinking

Friday, December 13, 2013

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In response to the new budget deal brokered by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan and Democratic Sen. Patty Murray, Political Science Professor Georgia Duerst-Lahti was interviewed this week by WISC-TV, saying it was the most forward-thinking initiative to come out of Washington in years.

"We have a year's worth of stability now, maybe because they need to raise the debt limit, perhaps in March, but for the economy to not have so much uncertainty is really just a bottom line," Duerst-Lahti said.

In the interview, Duerst-Lahti also said she believes the deal will raise the stature of Paul Ryan, a Republican United States Representative from nearby Janesville, Wis., and will make him a stronger candidate for the White House.

To learn more about what Duerst-Lahti had to say, read the story in its entirety and watch the video.