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Closing state budget gaps

Of the 31 states that have released budget proposals for fiscal 2012, 28 are projected to have budget shortfalls -- causing both Democratic and Republican governors to embrace austerity measures.


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Governors from both parties plan painful cuts amid budget crises across the U.S.
Article | Faced with the most severe budget crisis since the Great Depression, governors across the ideological spectrum are embracing the politics of austerity in a desperate effort to balance the books.
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GOP proposes dramatic spending cuts, targeting energy, environmental and other programs
Article | House Republicans sketched their vision for a smaller federal government Wednesday, proposing sharp spending cuts that would wipe out family planning programs, take 4,500 cops off the street and slice 10 percent from a food program that aids pregnant women and their babies.
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Governors facing tough budget decisions
Article | Faced with the most severe budget crisis since the Great Depression, governors across the ideological spectrum are embracing the politics of austerity in a desperate effort to balance the books.

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