Statehouse finger-pointing has escalated right on schedule.
always with an overtime legislative session, nobody wants to take the
blame for failing to reach a budget agreement during the regularly
scheduled session, which ended May 31. If the government eventually
shuts down because the legislative leaders and the governor can't
agree on a state budget, and state workers, contractors, and
public-aid recipients stop receiving their checks, the players want
to make sure that someone else is fingered as the irresponsible