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    • Stateline Story
    September 18, 2002
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    On July 1, Tennessee residents couldn't miss the signs that their state legislators had failed to pass a budget: Highway rest areas were closed, road crews were idled and anyone wanting a drivers' license had to wait. In sharp contrast, legislators in neighboring Kentucky also had failed to pass a budget. But outside the Capitol, you could be forgiven for not noticing. more

    • Stateline Story
    September 13, 2002
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    As hard-pressed state lawmakers look to cut budgets, museums make easy targets because theyre often viewed as non-essential facilities. At least four states have cut museum funding this year, but a public outcry in Connecticut forced lawmakers to put aside the budget axe. more

    • Stateline Story
    September 12, 2002
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    At the state level, economic development is usually associated with business recruitment. But some states are hoping to boost their bottom lines by luring senior citizens with tax cuts and other incentives. more

    • Stateline Story
    August 12, 2002
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    Capping a terrible year for state finances, revenue fell nearly 11 percent during the April through June quarter, the final quarter of the fiscal year for most states, according to a new report from the Rockefeller Institute of Government in Albany, NY. more

    • Stateline Story
    July 25, 2002
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    State lawmakers beset by ever-increasing budget deficits are starting to turn to tax and fee increases to close those gaps. At least 16 states raised taxes to close budget gaps and 10 more raised fees, according to a report released at the annual meeting of the National Conference of State Legislatures. more

    • Stateline Story
    July 23, 2002
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    If you're planning a hike, a cookout or a fishing trip at your favorite state park this weekend, you may want to call ahead to make sure it's open. Especially if you'd rather not run into vandals or risk arrest for trespassing. more

    • Stateline Story
    July 22, 2002
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    All but a few states are currently experiencing their worst fiscal problems in years because of lagging tax collections and soaring costs for programs like Medicaid. But Ray Scheppach, an economic expert who is executive director of the National Governors Association, says the budgetary woe could have a positive outcome. more

    • Stateline Story
    July 22, 2002
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    Nearly 5,000 state policymakers gather this week (7/23 - 7/27) in Denver, Colorado for the National Conference of State Legislatures' annual meeting. Lawmakers and other officials will discuss and debate anti-terrorism, welfare reform, prescription drug programs, federal education mandates and political ethics. But the over-arching issue is the states' budget crisis. more

    • Stateline Story
    July 16, 2002
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    The fiscal squeeze on the states was in the spotlight at the annual summer meeting of the National Governors Association, which was winding up in Boise, Idaho Tuesday. In an interview with STATELINE.ORG, Kentucky Gov. Paul Patton, a Democrat whos the new chair of the NGA, discussed state budget problems and other issues. more

    • Stateline Story
    July 1, 2002
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    July 1 was New Years Day for 46 states. And like hungover New Years revelers, many state lawmakers arent feeling so well. Their discomfort is due to headache-inducing budget deficits and the need for deep spending cuts or tax increases to fill the gaps. more

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