S&P: Faced With Sluggish Economies, States Look to Trim the Fat

McDonald, Michael
August 2001
Bond Buyer;8/20/2001, Vol. 337 Issue 31206, p3
Trade Publication
Reports on the strategies of states in the United States to balance their 2002 budgets. Budget cuts; Use of excess reserves; Provision of fewer tax breaks.


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