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Super Committee failures spell bad news for state governments

Some say the Congressional “Super Committee” was doomed from the start. The committee made up of six Republicans and six Democrats, made headlines last week when it failed to reach agreement on spending cuts– triggering $1.2 billion automatic budget cuts … Continue reading

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Desperate times call for creative measures

If you’re anything like me, parks were a big part of your childhood — up there with Sesame Street and naptime. I remember scooting myself down the plastic slide (even during the hot summer months) and being deathly afraid of … Continue reading

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Arizona newspaper shows ranging effects of massive state budget cuts

Covering municipal finance well can be a difficult task. It often means sorting through hundred page budget documents, weeding through government and financial jargon and sitting through dozens of hours of sometimes painfully slow public hearings. In the midst of … Continue reading

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Texas wildfires foreshadow potentially tragic effects of state budget cuts

As thousands of Texas residents are being allowed to return to their fire-ravaged neighborhoods in Bastrop County this week, it might be time to reexamine steep cuts to firefighting funding. On Monday, when many residents were allowed home to survey … Continue reading

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