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Andrew Q. Philips’ study shows partisan divide shrinks among governors during economic downturns

Democratic and Republican governors may not be so divided when it comes to budget. While they have different budgetary priorities during times of economic strength, a new research paper shows the opposite occurs during economic uncertainty. Co-authored by Andrew Q. Philips, associate professor in the Department of Political Science and IBS Fellow, the paper details how governors on both sides of the aisle increase spending in similar categories while also cutting discretionary spending. Bradley Worrell writes more about Philips findings for the Colorado Arts and Sciences Magazine here.