A deal brewing over redistricting and transportation?

This Tweet from the Tax Foundation’s Joe Henchman should be getting more notice, because it points to something that could very well happen before this General Assembly session ends:

Yes, it could be time for “let’s make a deal,” with the Governor playing the role of Monty Hall. And in this case, the deal would involve a simple trade: the Governor signs the Senate’s redistricting bill (assuming the House doesn’t kill it first) and in exchange, the General Assembly approves his transportation plan.

I asked my sources whether the Senate’s redistricting bill had anything to do with a transportation deal. I was told “no.” The items were and are totally separate.

That may have been the case a week ago, but now…probably not.

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