state budgets

  • July 17, 2012    

    In March, thousands of students converged on Sacramento to protest budget cuts and fee hikes for the University of California system. Photo by Randy Pench/Sacramento Bee via Getty Images. Undoubtedly, the debate over the federal debt will continue to consume … Continue reading

  • July 17, 2012  

    Grim findings from a task force come amid further setbacks to the nation’s economic health. Jeffrey Brown discusses eroding revenues, state budget cuts and steep pension obligations with former New York Lt. Gov. Richard Ravitch, the report’s co-chair, and Susan Urahn of the Pew Center on the States. Continue reading

  • June 19, 2012  

    As more and mores states struggle to keep their pension promises, a new Pew study released Tuesday painted a stark picture of just how big the budget hole has become in some states. Jeffrey Brown discusses the pension gap with the Pew Center’s Kil Huh and Northwestern University’s Joshua Rauh. Continue reading

  • July 9, 2010   BY  

    The National Governors Association kicked off its annual meeting Friday in Boston. For three days, the group will tackle health reform, government efficiency, education, the environment and, of course, the economy. As these state leaders gather to discuss the risks … Continue reading

  • January 12, 2010    

    On tonight’s NewsHour, we’re examining the budget crisis in state capitals across the country, focusing on New York, Colorado, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Idaho and, of course, California. For an overview of the budget crisis facing many states, we spoke with Susan … Continue reading

  • January 12, 2010    

    “The state revenue nightmare continues,” says a recent report from the National Conference of State Legislatures. Almost every state is facing a budget gap. In Oklahoma, the deficit is equal to 18.5% of the total budget. In California, Gov. Arnold … Continue reading

  • January 8, 2010    

    California’s budget crisis has turned another page. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger declared another budget emergency and called a special legislative session Friday morning, announcing a spending plan that would cut pay for state workers, slash services and seek help from the … Continue reading

  • February 17, 2009   BY  

    As governors and state legislatures examine the economic stimulus bill President Obama plans to sign Tuesday, they are assessing whether it could help them avoid raising taxes, cutting jobs or scaling back programs to close growing budget deficits. Continue reading