State of the States Roundup

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News of the shaky fiscal situation in the states is making headlines. Legislators across the country are contending with slower than expected revenue growth and a weakening economy. In fact, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities published a report Tuesday showing that at least twenty-one states are facing budget shortfalls. These bleak and uncertain economic times mean that some state officials are toning down the tax cut rhetoric and fiscal belts are tightening. How are governors responding? Here's a quick roundup of State of the State speeches given recently:

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