Good morning! It’s the last day of August, time to start thinking about fall … and these stories! Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including details about the GOP tax expert who has been named to help run the deficit-reduction “super committee” as well as the health policy ideas Republican governors are offering in the context of the nation’s fiscal fix.
The Washington Post: GOP Tax Expert To Help Run Debt-Reduction ‘Super Committee’
A veteran Senate GOP tax expert with long experience working across the aisle was tapped Tuesday to help run a powerful new congressional debt-reduction committee, buoying hopes that the panel would produce a plan to tame borrowing. … The announcement comes as the panel … gears up for its September debut. Created this summer as part of an epic battle to raise the legal limit on government borrowing, the 12-member panel must identify a plan by Thanksgiving to slice at least $1.2 trillion from projected borrowing over the next decade or risk triggering across-the-board cuts in January 2013 (Montgomery, 8/30).
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