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Wednesday, 10th November 2010

Pew: New State Leaders Will Have to Reconcile Campaign Promises, Voters’ Priorities, Budget Realities

Pew: New State Leaders Will Have to Reconcile Campaign Promises, Voters’ Priorities, Budget Realities
Source: Pew Center on the States

Significant conflicts over how to tackle major budget shortfalls await the record number of new governors and state legislators elected this week.

“Many faces have changed as a result of Tuesday’s vote—but the fiscal crisis facing statehouses has not,” said Susan K. Urahn, managing director of the Pew Center on the States. “In January, new lawmakers in most states will be under enormous pressure to close significant budget gaps. New governors and legislators will have to reconcile their campaign promises and the public’s priorities with what is needed to restore states’ long-term fiscal health.”


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