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Why do lawmakers shutdown the government? Evidence from California shows we should 'follow the money'

Oklobdzija, Stan (2018) Why do lawmakers shutdown the government? Evidence from California shows we should 'follow the money'. USApp - American Politics and Policy Blog (01 Mar 2018). Website.

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Abstract

The US government has shut down three times since 2013, with two of those budget impasses falling in the last two months. But given the political risks inherent in not funding the government, why would lawmakers choose to cause a shutdown? In new research which examines California's many state government shutdowns in the 1980s through the 2000s, Stan Oklobdzija finds that Republican legislators on the far right of their party saw their campaign contributions increase by as much as 40 percent in the final week of a shutdown. For these hyper-partisan lawmakers, he writes, shutdowns can be a real boon for fundraising.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog
Additional Information: © 2018 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2018 11:42
Last Modified: 23 May 2020 23:19
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/89347

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