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April - June 2009 News Stories

“State legislatures face closures”

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Marketplace, National Public Radio, June 30, 2009.

“Former Gov. supports single agency for storms”

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Melissa M. Scallon, Sun Herald, Biloxi-Gulfport, MS, June 27, 2009.

“Exit Ahead? Not So Fast”

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Randall W. Forsythe, Barron's, June 24, 2009.

“Ohio has plenty of companyin scramble to balance budget”

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Jim Provance, The Blade, Toledo, OH, June 22, 2009.

“Editorial: Medicaid inequities”

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Daily Freeman, Kingston, NY, June 22, 2009.

“Belt-Tightening by States Squeezes Cities and Towns”

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Leslie Eaton, The Wall Street Journal, June 20, 2009.

“Business briefs: Hawaii personal tax collections fall”

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Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Honolulu, HI, June 20, 2009.

“States Get Less From Personal Income Tax: New York State Saw Decline of 31.8 Percent”

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The Associated Press, The Buffalo News, Buffalo, NY, June 20, 2009.

“Nominees wedge issue in Senate? Governor poised to call a special session; plum jobs are held up”

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Rick Karlin, Times Union, Albany, NY, June 20, 2009.

“Reports: State income levels plunge”

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Pamela M. Prah, Stateline.org, Washington, DC, June 19, 2009.

“States struggle as income tax plummets”

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United Press International, June 19, 2009.

“States' back taxes get back-filled with federal dollars”

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CivSource: The Source for Civic Leaders, June 19, 2009.

“Paterson threatens to call Senate into session next week”

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Tom Precious, The Buffalo News, Buffalo, NY, June 19, 2009.

“State Income-Tax Revenues Sink”

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Erica Alini, The Wall Street Journal, June 18, 2009.

“Income tax collections drop in states: report”

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Reuters, June 18, 2009.

“CA just park of the pack”

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Mark Lacter, LABizObserved Blog, Los Angeles, CA, June 18, 2009.

“Illinois Income Tax Receipts Down 10.7% in 2009”

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Adam Doster, Progress Illinois, June 18, 2009.

“Some of Pawlenty's cuts less than feared, but crisis could get worse”

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Steve Perry, Saint Paul Legal Ledger, St. Paul, MN, June 18, 2009.

“Arizona income tax collections among nation's weakest”

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Ronald J. Hansen, azcentral.com Money Trail Blog, Phoenix, AZ, June 18, 2009.

“Culver predicts 2009 fiscal year to end with balanced budget”

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Charlotte Eby, The Globe Gazette, Mason City, IA, June 18 2009.

“Video poker would roll out new challenges for regulators”

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Mike Hughlett and Bob Secter, Chicago Tribune, Chicago, IL, June 17, 2009.

“A question for the court?”

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Robert B. Ward, Times Union, Albany, NY, June 17, 2009.

“Russian mayors examine Mid-Hudson government”

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Mid-Hudson News, Newburgh, NY, June 17, 2009.

“Coalition claims new way to take NY Senate”

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The Associated Press, WCAX-TV, Burlington, VT, June 17, 2009.

“California's Economy: Too Big to Fail?”

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Moira Herbst, BusinessWeek, June 16, 2009.

“Study Reviews 'Faith-Based Initiatives'”

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Elizabeth Kramer, WFPL-FM, Louisville, KY, June 16, 2009.

“Flip-flopping senator Monserrate leaves New York government in a deadlock”

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Delen Goldberg, The Post-Standard, Syracuse, NY, June 16, 2009.

“Senate stalemate continues as Monserrate returns to Dems”

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James T. Madore, Newsday, Melville, NY, June 15, 2009.

“Report reinforces Recovery Corps' long-term recovery solutions”

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The Louisiana Weekly, New Orleans, LA, June 15, 2009.

“Analysis: A new chapter in dysfunction — Coup a product of greed, lax state laws”

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Joseph Spector, Star-Gazette, Elmira, NY, June 14, 2009.

“Behind the headlines: State Senate nears nightmare scenario — A looming 31-31 split could create gridlock that dwarfs the typical legislative mess”

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Tom Precious, The Buffalo News, Buffalo, NY, June 13, 2009.

“As religious partnerships gain acceptance, the direction of Obama's faith-based office, however, remains cloudy”

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Edward Lee Pitts, WORLD Magazine Web Extra, June 12, 2009.

“Analysis: NY Senate coup a tough bet”

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Michael Gormley, The Associated Press, The Observer-Dispatch, Utica, NY, June 12, 2009.

“Letter: Can't Convince Them, Confuse Them”

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Nancy Zolezzi, mayor, Village of East Williston; also president of Village Officials Association, The Illustrated News, New Hyde Park, NY, June 11, 2009.

“Study on government response to Katrina highlights need for Stafford Act reform”

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Facing South: The Online Magazine of the Institute for Southern Studies, Durham, NC, June 10, 2009.

“Sullivan, Orange-Ulster BOCES won't merge”

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Victor Whitman, Times Herald-Record, Middletown, NY, June 10, 2009.

“State budgets pressure Extension, research”

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Hembree Brandon, Delta Farm Press, Clarksdale, MS, June 8, 2009.

“The state budget is bad bet for Wisconsin's future”

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Wisconsin State Journal, Madison, WI, June 7, 2009.

“Adding it up — Experts: Proposed state budget misses mark”

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Paul Sloth, The Journal Times, Racine, WI, June 6, 2009.

“Delaware has a permanent fiscal crisis”

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John Sweeney, The News Journal, Wilmington, DE, June 5, 2009.

“Funding Universal Coverage”

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Crain's Health Pulse, Racine, WI, June 4, 2009.

“States' Budget Woes Are Poised to Worsen”

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Amy Merrick, The Wall Street Journal, June 3, 2009.

“Manhasset Mayors Blast Attorney General's Proposal to Eliminate Villages”

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Manhasset Press, Mineola, NY, June 3, 2009.

“Let FEMA chielf handle diasasters, not new 'officer in charge'”

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Enterprise Opinions, The Beaumont Enterprise, Beaumont, TX, June 3, 2009.

“States feel the pain on auto dealer row: Loss of dealerships, coupled with declining car sales, is hammering state and local budgets already thinned by the recession”

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Tami Luhby, CNNMoney.com, June 2, 2009.

“Report: Presidential appointee needed for major disasters like Katrina”

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The Associated Press, The Times-Picayune, New Orleans, LA, June 2, 2009.

“State’s revenue hole gets deeper: Some lawmakers talk of raising the personal income tax as the general fund’s intake for May spirals to $287 million below projections”

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Charles Thompson and Jan Murphy, The Patriot-News, Harrisburg, PA June 2, 2009.

“With state layoffs looming, who will budge?”

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Steve Flamisch, WRGB-TV, Albany, NY June 2, 2009.

“Editorial: Middle class feels the squeeze of high taxes”

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Democrat and Chronicle, Rochester, NY, May 31, 2009.

“Guest commentary: Care management can help us as Medicaid grows”

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Jim Hardy, Daily Camera, Boulder, CO, May 30, 2009.

“Budget crises swamp state after state: California’s situation is worst, but nearly every state fighting tide of red ink”

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Alex Johnson, MSNBC, May 26, 2009.

“Rendell, Republicans split on how to balance Pennsylvania's budget”

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Charles Thompson and Nick Pipitone, The Patriot-News, Harrisburg, PA, May 26, 2009.

“Widespread layoffs of state workers unlikely”

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James T. Madore, Newsday, Melville, NY, May 25, 2009.

“Reader's View: Now is the time to balance the city budget”

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Hank Kuczynski, The Saratogian, Saratoga, NY, May 25, 2009.

“The Sharpened Sticks of Qualitative Easing”

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Richard Daughty, GoldSeek.com, May 25, 2009.

“Governor 'My Man' Mitch Daniels Dismantling Indiana Government”

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WorkingClassHero, Daily Kos, May 24, 2009.

“Budget reality: Looming deficity belies projections”

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Watertown Daily Times, Watertown, NY, May 23, 2009.

“From pot to 'pole' tax: US states seek economic help”

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Reuters, May 22, 2009.

“P&G to replace petrochemicals with microbes”

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Andrew S. Ross, San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco, CA, May 21, 2009.

“Opinion: Does it matter who's in power? It sure does...”

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Robert B. Ward, The Buffalo News, Buffalo, NY, May 17, 2009.

“The path to California's fiscal crisis”

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Pamela M. Prah, Stateline.org, Washington, DC, May 15, 2009.

“State revenue: Declines foreseen for coming months”

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Watertown Daily Times, Watertown, NY, May 15, 2009.

“States' Revenue Sinks Amid Income Tax Drop-Off”

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Conor Dougherty, The Wall Street Journal, May 13, 2009.

“State Taxes Take a Nose Dive”

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Catherine Rampell, The New York Times Economix Blog, May 13, 2009.

“White House on rescue: How we're doing”

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Tami Lubhy, CNNMoney.com, May 13, 2009.

“Report: Tax collections down in nearly every state”

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The Associated PressForbes.com, May 13, 2009.

“Sales tax collections drop in Texas, nation”

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Anna M. Tinsley, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Fort Worth, TX, May 13, 2009.

“State tax revenues for last three months down 10.7 percent from same period a year ago (updated)”

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Steve Perry, Politics in Minnesota, Saint Paul Legal Ledger Capitol Report, St. Paul, MN, May 13, 2009.

“Reeling states hit by April tax shortfalls: States struggle to close new shortfalls before fiscal years end in June. Too late for spending cuts, states must tap into reserves or federal stimulus funds.”

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Tami Luhby, CNNMoney.com, May 7, 2009.

“Schools Could Get More Stimulus Cash”

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Marci Natale, WRGB-TV, Albany, NY, May 5, 2009.

“State may vie for education cash”

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Rick Karlin, Times Union, Albany, NY, May 5, 2009.

“Three sticking points could stunt stimulus education reform”

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Allison Armour-Garb, Stateline.org, Washington, DC, May 4, 2009.

“Mills talks about future of NY education”

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Gregory Jones, The Legislative Gazette, Albany, NY, May 4, 2009.

“Panel: Berger edicts worth pain — Mandates on hospital closures, merger are called a success”

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Cathleen F. Crowley, Times Union, Albany, NY, May 4, 2009.

“Commentary: Spendthrift Sunbelt States”

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Nicole Gelinas, Forbes, May 3, 2009.

“States back push to collect sales tax on online commerce”

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Frank Davies, San Jose Mercury News, San Jose, CA, May 1, 2009.

“Sales tax revenue declines: Counties get ready to adapt if trend lasts”

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Adam Bosch, Times Herald-Record, Middletown, NY, April 27, 2009.

“The Surge to Impose Online Sales Taxes: As states and Congress move to make e-tailers collect sales taxes, Overstock.com and eBay oppose them while Amazon.com calls for uniformity”

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Olga Kharif, BusinessWeek, April 26, 2009.

“While the US economy struggles, ten states are doing OK: They’ve avoided the worst of the housing bust. Oil and gas revenues have helped too.”

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Daniel B. Wood, the Christian Science Monitor, April 25, 2009.

“Sales tax collections dropping in Ohio”

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Rick Armon, Akron Beacon Journal, Akron, OH, April 25, 2009.

“Springdale shows gain in February sales taxes”

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Evie Blad, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Fayetteville, AR, April 24, 2009.

“Sales tax revenue plummets: Many programs in area counties face cuts”

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Lynn Hulsey, Dayton Daily News, Dayton, OH, April 19, 2009.

“Scrutiny Grows On Tax Breaks For Jobs: Handful Of Govs. Trying To Scale Back Business Incentives”

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John Seewer, Associated Press Writer, WBAL-TV, Baltimore, MD, April 19, 2009.

“Get Ready For A Web Sales Tax”

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Dan Colarusso, The Business Insider: Silicon Valley Insider, New York, NY, April 19, 2009.

“Consumer Prices: First Annual Drop Since 1955”

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Noel Brinkerhoff, AllGov, Santa Monica, CA, April 17, 2009.

“Medicaid denial rates vary dramatically in New York state by county: Nursing home care may hinge on where you live in state, asset transferals”

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James T. Mulder, The Post-Standard, Syracuse, NY, April 17, 2009.

“Economix: Comparing This Recession to Previous Ones: Retail Sales”

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Catherine Rampell, The New York Times Economix Blog, April 16, 2009.

“Markets tumble on US retail sales fall”

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Anne Davies, The Age and Sydney Morning Herald, Melbourne and Sydney, Australia, April 16, 2009.

“GOP's Eunice Whittlesey dies: Adviser to Rockefeller befriended presidents, mobilized women's vote”

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Paul Grondahl, Times Union, Albany, NY, April 16, 2009.

“Creative Taxation: Your Taxes, The Real Deal”

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CNN American Morning, April 16, 2009.

“State's revenue drops again”

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Randy Krehbiel, Tulsa World, Tulsa, OK, April 15, 2009.

“Loss of Tax Revenue Is Felt Acutely in West, Report Finds”

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Kirk Johnson, The New York Times, April 15, 2009.

“Sales-Tax Revenue Falls at Fastest Pace in Years”

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Conor Dougherty, The Wall Street Journal, April 15, 2009.

“States' Big 4Q Decline; Sales Tax Revenues Take Heavy Blow”

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Audrey Dutton, The Bond Buyer, April 15, 2009.

“Report: Sales tax collections hit 50-year-low”

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Pamela M. Prah, Stateline.org, Washington, DC, April 14, 2009.

“US state sales tax revenue dives in 4th qtr-report”

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Reuters News Service, April 14, 2009.

“States' tax revenues slide”

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United Press International, April 14, 2009.

“U.S. State Sales tax Revenue Drops Most in 50 Years”

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Michael McDonald, Bloomberg.com, April 14, 2009.

“State Tax Revenues Are Worst in Half a Century, Study Finds”

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Eric Kelderman, The Chronicle of Higher Education News Blog, April 14, 2009.

“Sales Tax Collections Worst in 50 Years”

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Karen DeWitt, WXXI, Rochester, NY, April 14, 2009.

“Tax problem worse elsewhere: Nationally, sales tax revenue has dropped 6.1 percent”

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Mike Hall, The Topeka Capital-Journal, Topeka, KS, April 14, 2009.

“Report Finds Wide Variation in N.Y. Counties' Denial of Medicaid Long Term Care Applications”

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Kaiser Daily Health Policy Report, April 14, 2009.

“Editorial: Empty coffers”

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The Free Lance-Star, Fredericksburg, VA, April 12, 2009.

“'Cinderella provision' complicates recovery”

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The News Journal, Wilmington, DE, April 11, 2009.

“New York: harbinger of how the stimulus works?”

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David Shaffer, Stateline.org, Washington, DC, April 10, 2009.

“Report says N.Y. counties vary on Medicaid crackdown”

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Jay Gallagher, Gannett Albany Bureau, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY, April 10, 2009.

“Policy 'truth' proves elusive: Study finds wide variance in counties' handling of Medicaid claims for nursing home care”

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Cathleen F. Crowley, Times Union, Albany, NY, April 10, 2009.

“More States Look to Raise Taxes”

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Leslie Eaton, The Wall Street Journal, April 9, 2009.

“Budget shortfall may hit $600M”

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Trish G. Graber, The Gloucester County Times, Woodbury, NJ, April 7, 2009.

“Senators ponder split into upstate, downstate”

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David Handelman, The Observer-Dispatch, Utica, NY, April 5, 2009.

“Analysis: NY's Assembly speaker rises with budget”

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Michael Gormley, Newsday, April 4, 2009.

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