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What to do about the states’ budget crises?

States and cities across the country are in financial straits right now. The recent recession caused steep declines in state revenues, while simultaneously driving up the demand for government social services. This one-two punch has left many localities reeling.

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  For high-speed rail, a tale of two governors

President Obama’s vision for high-speed rail has been rejected by Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, a Republican, and embraced by Illinois governor Patrick Quinn, a Democrat.

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