Tom Hanson Quoted in The New Republic on Minnesota Government Shutdown
Lobbyist Tom Hanson
discusses Minnesota’s government shutdown with Walter Shapiro. Tom is familiar with government shutdowns—he served as Minnesota Management and Budget commissioner under former governor Tim Pawlenty during the 2005 shutdown. “I don’t think either side wanted to get a shutdown,” Tom said. “But they haven’t found common ground” (qtd. in Shapiro).
To read the article, visit The New Republic's website
Shapiro, Walter. “Lessons from Minnesota’s Government Shutdown About the Dismal, Irrational State of U.S. Politics.” The New Republic
. 12 Jul. 2011.