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Sunday, 30th August 2009

Pew Releases 2009 State Legislative Review

Pew Releases 2009 State Legislative Review
Source: Pew Center on the States

State lawmakers this year made deep cuts, raised taxes, and borrowed funds to cover a staggering $215 billion in estimated budget gaps for 2009 and 2010—the equivalent of nearly $700 for every man, woman and child in the country, according to the annual 2009 Legislative Review released this month by Stateline.org, a project of the Pew Center on the States (PCS).

Even with the federal stimulus package providing billions of dollars in assistance, California, Kentucky, New York, Nevada and Washington struggled with the largest deficits in modern history. The report shows most states took dramatic measures to balance their ledgers for 2010.

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