Financial fallout

By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  October 8, 2008

Supporters of Rogers would love to see DeLeo blamed for the bloated budget — and to see him forced to turn down legislators who come to him with requests for the next budget.

On the other hand, DeLeo remains in a prime position to help individual legislators’ districts survive the impending tight times. And this week he held a summit with dozens of the state’s business and financial leaders. Like Cahill and many others, he is trying to navigate a path to political gain through the shoals of widespread suffering.

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