Top 10 States in Fiscal Peril

Enormous budget deficits in nearly every state across the country are "wreaking havoc" on government employees, the services they provide, and the residents who need them most, according to a new report by the Pew Center for the States. Dwindling state tax revenues during the recession have forced states to furlough workers, raise taxes, crowd more kids into classrooms, and trim social services. But experts say those measures and others can only go so far in keeping many states from going...Full Story
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