State Budgets Get Stalled

Friday, July 03, 2009

The new fiscal year for 46 states started this week. But eight states had to extend their legislative sessions in order to balance their 2010 budgets. California is even issuing IOUs as a stop gap measure to pay local governments, businesses and taxpayers. With us this morning to assess what is going on with the stalling of state budgets is Michael Bird; he’s the Federal Counsel to the National Conference of State Legislatures, a group that advocates for state government’s interests. We also have Dan Walters, political columnist at the Sacramento Bee , who’s been following the story on California’s budget crisis.

Want to see where your state's budget stands? Check out NCSL's handy chart.


Michael Bird and Dan Walters


Stephanie Loleng

Comments [1]

What Happened

Here is whats wrong. The democrats have an unwritten law for Gov workers including school employees. "show me a source of money and it is my job to get that money and give it to you that is the main thing and the only reason for my being in office" The gov has been destroying us little by little and the housing crisis is only a symptom of the disease. The lunitics running the fed gov will soon follow Ca lead.

Jul. 03 2009 07:19 PM

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