“The reality is that Joe Biden came to office with an immensely long list of challenges: From COVID, to instability in eastern Europe, to trying to bring the country together after Jan. 6,” said Stephen Farnsworth, co-author of the book “Late Night with Trump: Political Humor and the American Presidency.”
Stephen J. Farnsworth, a political scientist at the University of Mary Washington, said that the budget deal – if approved by all the players – is a win for Youngkin, a win for the Democrats in the legislature, and a win for consumers.
Stephen Farnsworth at the University of Mary Washington says a governor’s first budget is particularly important. "If a governor is able to get a lot of what he wants in the budget – that will create an environment where maybe he will be more successful," Farnsworth says. "If a governor gets basically rolled by the opposition party or by the legislature, that's a sign that perhaps the governor isn't quite ready for primetime."
"I thought the dam would break after the Connecticut shooting with all those elementary school children," said Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science at the University of Mary Washington in Virginia.
In an interview with the Washington Post, Stephen Farnsworth, a University of Mary Washington political scientist, believes that this budget is a test of the new governor’s power to wrest sweeping tax cuts out of a divided Capitol.