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January - March 2009 News Stories

“Paterson Tries to Defend Budget Deal”

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Nicholas Confessore, The New York Times, March 31, 2009.

“BOCES merger plan has little support”

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John Strachan, New York Teacher, Latham, NY, March 30, 2009.

“Health plans' debilitating cost: For small-business owners, paying for insurance for their employees can be a crushing burden”

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Deborah Moore, The Times Union, Albany, NY, March 29, 2009.

“Iowa's budget struggles not as severe as elsewhere”

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James Q. Lynch, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, IA, March 29, 2009.

“New York's Deficit Swells by $3.2B to $16.2B”

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Ted Phillips, The Bond Buyer, March 25, 2009.

“Rendell sees stimulus money as state's 'lifeline'”

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Charles Thompson, The Patriot-News, Harrisburg, PA, March 21, 2009.

“Illinois Governor Proposes Broad Array of Tax Increases”

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Douglas Belkin and Amy Merrick, The Wall Street Journal, March 20, 2009.

“Promise and peril of the stimulus”

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Pamela M. Prah, Stateline.org, Washington, DC, March 20, 2009.

“Economix: The State of State Budgets”

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

“Growth seen in support for NY charter schools”

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Kristen Hanmer, The Legislative Gazette, Albany, NY, March 16, 2009.

“Governors reject stimulus money for unemployment”

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Matt Kelley and John Fritze, USA Today, March 16, 2009.

“The Buzz: Struggling states”

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Kansas City Star, Kansas City, KS, March 15, 2009.

“Stimulus dollars bolster budget: Cuts to health care, higher ed mitigated”

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Michelle Millhollan, The Advocate, Baton Rouge, LA, March 15, 2009.

“States Take a Tax Beating”

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Brendan Scott, New York Post, March 13, 2009.

“States see biggest drop in revenue”

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Lee Davidson, Deseret News, Salt Lake City, UT, March 13, 2009.

“Inside Politics: Charter schools tension”

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Times Union, Albany, NY, March 13, 2009.

“Small U.S. businesses hit by 'retail meltdown': survey”

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Lisa Lambert, Reuters News Service, March 12, 2009.

“State tax revenues down 3.6% nationwide”

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The Business Review, Albany, NY, March 12, 2009.

“Report: State tax revenue takes a dive”

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Pamela M. Prah, Stateline.org, Washington, DC, March 12, 2009.

“States’ finances rotten, but not in Iowa or N.D.”

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Bob Von Sternberg, The Star Tribune, Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN, March 12, 2009.

“Senate puts off drug reform issue: Democratic plan to shift action to the budget avoids GOP “soft on crime” charges”

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Rick Karlin, The Times Union, Albany, NY, March 7, 2009.

“States’ budget woes will outlast the recession”

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Michael Hill, Associated Press, March 1, 2009.

“Utica spending goes up ... and up ... and up”

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Jennifer Fusco and Bryon Ackerman, The Observer-Dispatch, Utica, NY, February 28, 2009.

“Editorial: Stimulus or not, fix the budget”

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The Times Union, Albany, NY, February 27, 2009.

“Editorial: The Cowardly Bully”

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New York Post, February 23, 2009.

“Tracking the recession: Lowering expectations”

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Stephen C. Fehr, Stateline.org, Washington, DC, February 23, 2009.

“Some states may shun stimulus funds: At least six governors have said they may refuse money, but will they face a backlash?”

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Patrik Johnsson, The Christian Science Monitor, February 22, 2009.

“NY Medicaid Mess”

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Carl Campanile, New York Post, February 21, 2009.

“Study: N.Y. Spends the Most for Average Quality Health Care”

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NY1 News, New York, NY, February 21, 2009.

“Paterson seeks to revise income tax rates”

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Michael Quint, The Buffalo News, Buffalo, NY, February 21, 2009.

“How the Stimulus Money Will Flow: Obama’s plan relies heavily on states to dole out the dollars. That could slow and complicate some of the spending”

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Moira Herbst, BusinessWeek, February 20, 2009.

“NY leads nation in long-term care spending: New York’s Medicaid program spends more on long-term health care than other states, but does not achieve better than average results, according to a report”

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The Associated Press, Crain’s New York Business, February 20, 2009

“Report Says States to Face Fiscal Woes After Federal Stimulus Money Runs Out”

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Gerald B. Silverman, Daily Tax Report, February 20, 2009.

“$8 billion shortfall forecast for Washington state budget”

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Andrew Garber, The Seattle Times, February 20, 2009.

“States Face Tough Decisions”

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Michael Cooper, The New York Times, February 19, 2009.

“It’s Up To Albany”

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David Shaffer and David J. Wright, New York Post, February 18, 2009.

“Facing Budget Deficits, States Eye Stimulus Funds”

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News Agencies with reporting by Anna Shoup, The Online NewsHour, February 17, 2009.

“Tax Revenue Refunds Widen State Fiscal Gap”

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Dunstan McNichol, The New York Times, February 15, 2009.

“BOCES merger gets mixed, mostly negative, reviews”

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Mid-Hudson News, Middletown, NY, February 13, 2009.

“States brace for new safety net money”

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Christine Vestal, Stateline.org, Washington, DC, February 12, 2009.

“Orange-Ulster, Sullivan BOCES boards oppose merger:
Public hearing to help decide”

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

“Is video poker in the cards? Casino owner doubts it”

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Sharon Smith, The Patriot-News, Harrisburg, PA, February 6, 2009.

“Random Rodricks Blog: Saturated with slots”

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Dan Rodricks, Baltimore Sun, February 4, 2009.

“The Buzz: Keeping the faith (and he'll need it)”

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Kansas City Star, February 3, 2009.

“More States Considering Tax Breaks to Woo Jobs”

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Stephanie Simon, Wall Street Journal, February 2, 2009.

“Ohio's governor looks to state fees increases”

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Matt Reed, Forbes, January 30, 2009.

“Congress won't erase state deficits”

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Pamela M. Prah, Stateline.org, Washington, DC, January 27, 2009.

“Stories from the recession's frontline”

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Tami Luhby, CNNMoney.com, January 26, 2009.

“Public Payrolls Grew as Private Jobs Vanished”

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Joe Mysak, Bloomberg.com, January 23, 2009.

“ONC BOCES stays intact”

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Mark Boshnack, The Daily Star, Oneonta, NY, January 22, 2009.

“State official backs merger of Sullivan, Orange-Ulster BOCES districts”

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Victor Whitman,Times Herald-Record, Middletown, NY, January 20, 2009.

“As Economy Stalls, Fewer New Yorkers Moving Out of State”

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Sam Roberts, New York Times, January 19, 2009.

“NY, majority of states see tax revenue fall”

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The Business Review, Albany, NY, January 19, 2009.

“Sullivan BOCES study recommends merger with Orange-Ulster BOCES”

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Mid-Hudson News, Middletown, NY, January 19, 2009.

“Capital gains tax takes dive: Profits from stock sales suffer with meltdown, hurting state revenues”

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Rick Karlin, Times Union, Albany, NY, January 17, 2009.

“Economists say state-budget cuts could worsen economic recession”

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Jim Ash, Tallahassee Democrat, Tallahassee, FL, January 17, 2009.

“State Tax Revenues Fall as Recession Bears Down”

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Conor Dougherty, Wall Street Journal, January 16, 2009.

“Study shows big drop in states' tax collections”

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Associated Press, BusinessWeek, January 16, 2009.

“Report: School property taxes are up in NY”

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Tom Wanamaker, Catskill Daily Mail, Catskill, NY, January 16, 2009.

“U.S. states losing bets on casinos, other gambling”

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Karen Pierog and Jim Christie, Forbes, January 15, 2009.

“State's sales tax revenues take a dive”

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Michelle Breidenbach, Post-Standard, Syracuse, NY, January 15, 2009.

“Budget Woes Expose Rifts Over Tobacco Money”

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Damien Cave, New York Times, January 14, 2009.

“How to manage a gold rush for Obama infrastructure dollars”

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Richard P. Nathan, Stateline.org, Washington, DC, January 12, 2009.

“School taxes jump 25% statewide”

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Tom Wanamaker, Watertown Daily Times, Watertown, NY, January 12, 2009.

“Tax burden grows”

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Tom Wanamaker, Daily News, Batavia, NY, January 12, 2009.

“Taxing Times for Upstate”

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Dave Emke, The Post-Journal, Jamestown, NY, January 11, 2009.

“Many States' Lottery Sales Are Rising In Recession”

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Juanita Cousins, Associated Press, Nashville, TN, January 11, 2009.

“Empty coffers mean budget is no longer their plaything”

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Richard Borreca, Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Honolulu, HI, January 11, 2009.

“New study outlines rising school taxes”

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Kevin Tampone, Central New York Business Journal, Syracuse, NY, January 9, 2009.

“NY's school property taxes rose 25% from '93-'06”

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The Business Review, Albany, NY, January 8, 2009.

“Budget Shortfalls Put States in Same Gloomy Straits”

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Peter Applebome, New York Times, January 8, 2009.

“Guv to deliver somber State of the State speech”

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James T. Madore, Newsday.com, January 7, 2009.

“In red, states seek tax hikes: Budget shortfalls are
pushing many states to raise taxes in a recession”

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Daniel B. Wood, Christian Science Monitor, January 7, 2009.

“Policy challenge - How to expand safety net”

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Christine Vestal, Stateline.org, Washington, DC, January 5, 2009.

“The outlook for state health reform”

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Crain’s Health Pulse, January 5, 2009.

“Special Report: Legislatures — Issues to Watch: Ten topics that will shape debate in state legislatures in 2009”

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Josh Goodman, Governing Magazine, January, 2009.

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