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July - September 2009 News Stories

“State, local revenues top $3.1 trillion”

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United Press International (UPI), September 30, 2009.

“New Medicaid study warns of worsening state fiscal health”

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Jeffery Smith, CivSource: The Source for Civic Leaders, September 30, 2009.

“Falling Tax Revenues Slam States”

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Conor Dougherty, The Wall Street Journal, September 30, 2009.

“U.S. Racino Revenue Up, Other Gambling Down”

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Norm Borg, Trot Radio (internet radio program of Standardbred Canada), September 29, 2009.

“Relying on Gambling Revenue: A Sucker's Bet”

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The Ledger, Lakeland, FL, September 29, 2009.

“U.S. gaming: Revenues decline 1st time in 3 decades”

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David Stratton, Gaming Today, Las Vegas, NV, September 29, 2009.

“All bets off as gambling dip$”

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Brendan Scott, New York Post, September 29, 2009.

“Racinos Only 2008-2009 Winners”

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Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey, Manalapan, NJ, September 28, 2009.

“Commentary: Declining tax revenues test Louisiana's toughness”

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Mark Singletary, New Orleans City Business, New Orleans, LA, September 28, 2009.

“Gaming receipts erratic”

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James M. Odato, Times Union, Albany, NY, September 28, 2009.

“A risky gamble? Slow economy, growing competition threaten state hopes for casino”

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Cape Cod Times, Hyannis, MA, September 28, 2009.

“Gambling: No golden egg for N.D.”

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The Bismarck Tribune, Bismarck, ND, September 28, 2009.

“Indiana's Lottery Profits Drop 17.5 Percent: Decline is the nation's highest. Recession and lack of large jackpots cited as contributing to the steep drop in sales and profits.”

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National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS), Alexandria, VA, September 28, 2009.

“Furloughs, layoffs may be state's next steps”

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James T. Madore, Newsday, Melville, NY, September 27, 2009.

“Prediction on lottery earnings comes true”

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Eric Bradner, Evansville Courier & Press, Evansville, IL, September 27, 2009.

“Racino gains climb nationwide; other gaming forms decline”

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Paul Post, The Saratogian, Saratoga, NY, September 27, 2009.

“States and Towns Lean on Taxpayers”

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Conor Dougherty, The Wall Street Journal, September 26, 2009.

“More Bad Fiscal News for States”

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Michele McNeil, Education Week, September 25, 2009.

“Land Gambling decline”

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Recentpoker.com, September 25, 2009.

“Indiana's lottery profits drop 17.5 percent”

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The Associated Press, Chicago Tribune, Chicago, IL, September 24, 2009.

“Reality of gaming”

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The Day, New London, CT, September 24, 2009.

“Study reports government revenue from gambling declines”

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Paul Post, Thoroughbred Times: The Weekly Newsmagazine of Thoroughbred Racing, September 24, 2009.

“Utility Snubbed by Banks Shows States Pay Too Much”

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Michael Quint, Bloomberg.com, September 23, 2009.

“State gambling revenue in decline across nation: Quick cash infusion that casinos offer can't keep pace, report says”

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Brian Hallenbeck, The Day, New London, CT, September 23, 2009.

“Court ruling OKs pick: Paterson's appointment of Ravitch as lieutenant governor is upheld”

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Rick Karlin, Times Union, Albany, NY, September 23, 2009.

“Court ruling threatens Ohio slots: Group is allowed to resubmit petitions to put plan to vote; decision jeopardizes $1 billion budget fix”

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Akron Beacon Journal, Akron, OH, September 22, 2009.

“State gambling revenues drop across the U.S., new study shows”

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Star-Gazette, Elmira, NY, September 22, 2009.

“Gambling Revenue Declines — Political Interest Doesn't”

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David Brunori, TAX.com, September 22, 2009.

“States: No luck from gambling — Report shows state gaming revenue fell as the economy slumped, raising concerns for states betting big on casino and lottery income”

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Ben Rooney, CNNMoney.com, September 21, 2009.

“Gambling isn't paying out like it used to, states discover”

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Rick Green, Hartford Courant, Hartford, CT, September 21, 2009.

“Public option will help curb health care costs”

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Douglas Turner, The Buffalo News, Buffalo, NY, September 21, 2009.

“Smaller Jackpots for the States”

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Catherine Rampell, The New York Times Economix Blog, September 21, 2009.

“States should hedge bets”

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The Post and Courier, Charleston, SC, September 21, 2009.

“Tax-Friendly Places for Retirement”

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Mary Beth Franklin, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, The washington Post, Washington, DC, September 20, 2009.

“Table game revenue can help budget, but for how long?”

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Jeff Frantz, York Daily Record, York PA, September 19, 2009.

“Hoosier Lottery profits tumble”

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Mary Beth Schneider, The Indianapolis Star, The Courier-Journal, Louisville, KY, September 18, 2009.

“Public health reform option would hurt state budgets”

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Janet Trautwein, The Detroit News, Detroit, MI, September 18, 2009.

“How entrepreuners see the world”

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Stuart Read, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta , Indonesia, September 16, 2009.

“Editorial: No sure bet in table games”

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The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA, September 16, 2009.

“Heed warning about state budget”

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Wisconsin State Journal, Madison, WI, September 15, 2009.

“The Cost of Procrastination”

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Vic Zast, HorseRaceInsider.com, September 14, 2009.

“Some wonder if plan is enough for N.Y.”

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Sara Foss, The Daily Gazette, Schenectady, NY, September 13, 2009.

“Our Views for Sept. 13, 2009: In the weeds of the budget”

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2theadvocate.com, Produced by The Advocate and WBRZ News 2, Baton Rouge, LA, September 13, 2009.

“Faith-Based Double Standards”

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Mollie Ziegler Hemingway, The Wall Street Journal, September 11, 2009.

“States losing at gaming”

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Philadelphia Daily News, Philadelphia, PA, September 11, 2009.

“Recession Cuts Into States' Gambling Revenues”

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Ian Urbina, The New York Times, September 10, 2009.

“State, local governments could cut most jobs since ’80s”

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Taylor Barnes, The Christian Science Monitor the new economy blog, September 9, 2009.

“Will Government Jobs Keep Growing?”

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Tom Pauken, Guest Columnist, The Weatherford Democrat, Weatherford, TX, September 8, 2009.

“States Shut Down to Save Cash: Maine, Maryland, Michigan Slash Service; 'Nightmare' at California Vehicle Registry”

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Leslie Eaton, Ryan Knutson, and Philip Shishking, The Wall Street Journal, September 4, 2009.

“States cut services, hours to save cash”

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United Press International (UPI), September 4, 2009.

“Unemployment Continues to Climb”

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Thomas R. Eddlem, The New American Magazine, Appleton, WI, September 4, 2009.

“Fifth of Jobs Government Will Hire for Between 2010 and 2012 Will be Security-Related”

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Matthew Harwood, Security Management, Alexandria, VA, September 4, 2009.

“Hard times? Not for government bureaucracies”

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Howard Rich, Review Messenger, Wadena County, MN, September 4, 2009.

“Connecticut Budget Enacted as Rell Withholds Her Signature”

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Jerry Hart and Michael McDonald, Bloomberg.com, September 1, 2009.

“Client 9 in 2010? Spitzer says "No"”

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Steve Flamisch, WRGB CBS 6, Albany, NY, September 1, 2009.

“A New Role for Faith in Obama’s White House: Religion is playing a larger role in Obama’s presidency than it did in Bush’s”

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Dan Gilgoff, U.S. News & World Report, August 31, 2009.

“Anger over big government, high taxes is reshaping politics”

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Ron Smith, The Baltimore Sun, Baltimore, MD, August 28, 2009.

“Study: Put one person in charge”

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J.R. Welsh, Sun Herald, Biloxi-Gulfport, MS, August 28, 2009.

“Officials call for a storm czar in case of another Katrina”

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David A. Farrell, The Picayune Item, Picayune, MS, August 28, 2009.

“UAlbany to oversee think tank: Rockefeller Institute shift comes with arrival of new SUNY chancellor”

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Rick Karlin, Times Union, Albany, NY August 28, 2009.

“Mississippi Edition”

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Mississippi Public Broadcasting, Jackson, MS, August 28, 2009.

“The Role of the Federal Government in Megadisasters”

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WLOX-TV ABC 13, Biloxi, MS, August 27, 2009.

“Lotteries don't win this recession”

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Jill Barshay, American Public Media Marketplace, August 25, 2009.

“Thinking 'BIG' in Baltimore”

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WMAR-TV ABC 2, Baltimore, MD, August 25, 2009.

“The Espada 'Stimulus'”

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New York Post, August 24, 2009.

“Jobs growing in government sector”

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Associated Press, August 24, 2009.

“Too Little Common Ground In Budget Battle”

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Rick Green, The Hartford Courant, Hartford, CT, August 24, 2009.

“Typical Perry: New Report Shows Rick Perry Growing Government In Texas 8/24/09”

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Texans for Kay Bailey Hutchison News Release, KONA CBS 7, Odessa, TX, August 24, 2009.

“Weekly Industry Crib Sheet: Reports on the Recession's End”

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David R. Butcher, ThomasNet Industrial News Room, New York, NY, August 24, 2009.

“Carcieri to unveil $68M in budget cuts: Cuts mandated in FY10 budget; $197M gap looms for FY11”

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Ted Nesi, Providence Business News, Providence, RI, August 24, 2009.

“Jobs Growing In Government Sector”

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KTVT CBS 11, Fort Worth, TX, August 23, 2009.

“Education jobs are recession's bright stop”

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Charles Edwards, Public Broadcasting Atlanta (pbaonline), Atlanta, GA, August 22, 2009.

“Texas losing jobs in private sector but gaining them in government”

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Alex Branch, The Star-Telegram, Fort Worth, TX, August 22, 2009.

“U.S. States Get Negative Outlook as Revenue Falls”

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Dunstan McNichol, Bloomberg.com, August 21, 2009.

“Weekly wrap: Doing the math on state jobs”

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Stephen C. Fehr, Stateline.org, Washington, DC, August 21, 2009.

“Some positive signs that stimulus is working”

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The Star-Ledger Editorial Board, The Star-Ledger, Newark, NJ, August 21, 2009.

“Institute addresses government response”

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J.R. Welsh, Sun Herald, Biloxi-Gulfport, MS, August 21, 2009.

“Growth business: Governments added staff as private employment plummeted”

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Herald-Journal, Spartanburg, SC, August 21, 2009.

“More Bloomin' Czars”

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Investor's Business Daily, August 20, 2009.

“Government Jobs Have Grown Since Recession”

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Michael Cooper, The New York Times, August 20, 2009.

“State, local government jobs up despite recession”

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Reuters, August 20, 2009.

“Government jobs up in recession”

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United Press International (UPI), August 20, 2009.

“Thursday Morning Federal Newsstand”

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Ruben Gomez and Tom Temin, Federal News Radio, Washington, DC, August 20, 2009.

“Ravitch Scours New York State Funds”

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Ted Phillips, The Bond Buyer, August 14, 2009.

“Despite recession, Texas lottery sales are up from last year”

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Dave Montgomery, Star-Telegram, Dallas, TX, August 11, 2009.

“Gambling has limits as source of Delaware’s tax revenues”

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

“Revenue shortfalls could trigger casino investments”

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Karen Caffarini, The Post-Tribune, Merrillville, IN, August 11, 2009.

“WSJ: Casino, Lottery Taxes Down in Most States”

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Arkansas Business Staff, arkansasbusiness.com, Little Rock, AR, August 10, 2009.

“States End Up Losers in Gambling Pullback: Consumers’ Timid Betting Leads to Drop in Income From Commercial Casinos and Lotteries, Exacerbating Budget Deficits”

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Conor Dougherty, The Wall Street Journal, August 10, 2009.

“Not With the Plan: State Budget Woes Create a Black Hole for U.S. Stimulus Funds”

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Knowledge@Wharton, Wharton School, The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, August 5, 2009.

“States, Cities Spend for Stimulus Cash”

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Louise Radnofsky and Leslie Eaton, The Wall Street Journal, August 3, 2009.

“Stimulus cash lifts states, localities”

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Dennis Cauchon, USA Today, August 3, 2009.

“State stimulus funds help to reverse GDP downward trend”

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Lita Epstein, DailyFinance.com, August 3, 2009.

“4 proposals to fix state's health care examined”

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Sara Foss, The Schenectady Gazette, Schenectady, NY, August 3, 2009.

“State shortfall across U.S. total $160 billion: Maryland ranks in middle of the pack”

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Laura Smitherman, The Baltimore Sun, Baltimore, MD, August 2, 2009.

“Despite a Decade of Controversy, the 'Faith-Based Initiative' Endures”

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Peter Steinfels, The New York Times, August 1, 2009.

“New York Tax Receipts Fall, Create $2.1 Billion Gap”

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Michael Quint, Bloomberg.com, July 30, 2009.

“Connecticut Faces Higher Taxes as Rell Exhausts Cuts”

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Michael McDonald, Bloomberg.com, July 30, 2009.

“Hard Times for State Budgets”

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Thomas Smyth, The Century Foundation, New York, NY, July 30, 2009.

“State tax revenue plunge in first quarter”

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Review Messenger, Wadena County, MN, July 30, 2009.

“U.S. States Face Ongoing Deficits, Rockefeller Institute Says”

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Dunstan McNichol, Bloomberg.com, July 29, 2009.

“Connecticut Outlasts California as Rell Seeks More Budget Cuts”

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Michael McDonald, Bloomberg.com, July 28, 2009.

“State and local governments considering drastic measures”

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Ernest "Doc" Werlin, The Sarasota Times-Herald, Sarasota, FL, July 28, 2009.

“States buckling under revenue crash: Budget collapse becomes political 'hot potato' for White House”

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From Jerome Corsi's Red Alert, WorldNetDaily.com (WND), Washington, DC, July 27, 2009.

“Medicaid abuses can't continue”

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Poughkeepsie Journal, Pughkeepsie, NY, July 25, 2009.

“More Budget cuts in store for Georgia?”

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James Salzer, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta, GA, July 24, 2009.

“Paterson warns feds on health care reform”

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Brian Tumulty, Press & Sun-Bulletin, Binghamton, NY, July 24, 2009.

“State revenue: Declining tax collections to continue”

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

“Connecticut Tax Revenues Plunge More Than 11 Percent In First Quarter Of 2009”

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Don Stacom, The Hartford Courant, Hartford, CT, July 21, 2009.

“US state budgets hit by shrinking tax take”

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Nicole Bullock, Financial Times, London, UK, July 20, 2009.

“U.S. States Push More Gambling to Help Replace Declining Taxes”

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Dunstan McNichol, Bloomberg.com, July 20, 2009.

“State Taxes in Unprecedented Slide”

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Andrew Ward, The Bond Buyer, July 20, 2009.

“In Phila., Expert Dissects Failures of Government's Katrina Efforts”

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Karin Phillips, KYW Newsradio 1060, Philadelphia, PA, July 20, 2009.

“At Governors' Meeting, Budget Problems Are Inescapable”

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Dan Balz, Washington Post, Washington, DC, July 19, 2009.

“1st-quarter Colorado state tax revenue falls: A report says state tax collections declined by by 11.7 percent nationally”

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Tim Hoover, The Denver Post, Denver, CO, July 19, 2009.

“State tax revenues plunge in down economy”

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United Press International (UPI), July 18, 2009.

“State Tax Revenues At Record Low: Report”

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The Huffington Post, July 18, 2009.

“State Tax Revenues at Record Low, Rockefeller Institute Finds”

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Michael Cooper, The New York Times, July 17, 2009.

“State Tax Declines”

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Catherine Rampell, The New York Times Economix Blog, July 17, 2009.

“Plunging Revenue Squeezes State Budgets Further”

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Amy Merrick and Conor Dougherty, The Wall Street Journal, July 17, 2009.

“Report: State tax revenues see record drop”

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Pamela M. Prah, Stateline.org, Washington, DC, July 17, 2009.

“Getting it right for community colleges and the nation's workforce”

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David Shaffer, Stateline.org, Washington, DC, July 15, 2009.

“Ravitch appointment heads to court: Paterson insists naming lieutenant gov. was legal”

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Joseph Spector, Press & Sun-Bulletin, Binghamton, NY July 14, 2009.

“Conference to focus on welfare: Recession's effect on 'safety net' of interest”

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Sara Foss, Schenectady Gazette, Schenectady, NY, July 11, 2009.

“Fitch downgrades Michigan on auto industry woes”

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Lisa Lambert, Reuters, July 10, 2009.

“Falling tax revenues could signal more cuts; Income, sales levies both down”

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David Dykes, The Greenville News, Greenville, SC, July 10, 2009.

“Not so fast, Dave, the law may trip you up, experts warn”

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Jose Martinez, Daily News, New York, NY, July 9, 2009.

“Waves of job losses sap U.S. states' budgets”

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Lisa Lambert, Reuters, July 9, 2009.

“After California: Which States Are in the Most Peril?”

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Barbara Kiviat, Time Magazine, July 8, 2009.

“State must change rules on lieutenant governorship”

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Robin Schimminger, The Buffalo News, Buffalo, NY, July 8, 2009.

“Ohio governor fights tax hike for budget deficit, unlike Rendell”

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Nick Pipitone, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh, PA, July 6, 2009.

“At least 38 states overestimated tax revenues”

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David A. Lieb, The Associated Press, The Washington Times, Washington, DC, July 5, 2009.

“New budget year finds many states still scrambling”

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Mark Trumbull, The Christian Science Monitor, July 4, 2009.

“Pa.'s budget battle: Compromise is in the middle”

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Marc Levy, The Associated Press, The Philadelphia Enquirer, Philadelphia, PA, July 4, 2009.

“Tax revenue drop fuels states' financial crisis”

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Andrew Welsh-Huggins, The Associated Press, July 3, 2009.

“Recession battering state coffers”

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Peter Hirschfeld, Rutland Herald, Rutland, VT, July 2, 2009.

“Tax revenues in Vermont saw fifth-biggest decline in first four months of 2009”

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The Associated Press, Brattleboro Reformer, Brattleboro, VT, July 2, 2009.

“Private Sector Shed 473,000 Jobs, ADP Reports”

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Kathleen Madigan and Jeff Bater, The Wall Street Journal, July 1, 2009.

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