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Five Years After The Crash

  • September 6, 2013
The Great Recession is over, but its effects linger on in the states. The recovery is uneven. States are doing more with less. And they have learned some hard lessons to apply to the next downturn. We’ve put together this package of recent Stateline stories related to the crash in 2008, its aftermath, and lessons learned.

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September 4, 2013

Five Years After The Crash, States Still Picking Up Pieces

Five years after the 2008 financial crisis, a handful of states are charging full steam ahead. Other state economies are weaker, and one could slip back into recession. More
September 5, 2013

Lasting Effects from Financial Crash Create New Normal in States

The Great Recession did more than ravage the economy. It forced changes nationwide that could alter the future of states for decades to come. More
September 6, 2013

States Focus on Rainy Day Funds, Smaller Workforces

The Great Recession taught states to set aside money for a rainy day. It also gave them a crash course in providing services with fewer people -- even as the crisis slowly recedes. More

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