Sunday, February 21, 2010

Empire's Slow, Inexorable State Destruction

Trillions for banks, Israel and war.

Arizona's projected budget shortfall rises to $1.6 billion

So long state parks, we hardly knew you.

N.C. faces a $500 million gap

"Top lawmakers say North Carolina will come up $500million short of its $19billion budget by the end of June.
"It would not surprise me if it hit $600[million] or $700million," said Sen. David Hoyle, a Gaston County Democrat and co-chairman of the Senate Finance Committee. "But $500million seems like a given."

Rail line shutdown looming in northern Maine

"The collapse of the nation's housing market is being blamed for a railway's plans to abandon hundreds of miles of track in far-flung northern Maine that have served the region for more than a century."

California braces for repeat of last fiscal crisis

Gravel roads make a comeback with no money for pavement

Michigan has at least $51.5 billion in unfunded liabilities

Bad economies in states to worsen: governors

"What we're finding out from a fiscal standpoint is that the worst is yet to come."

46 Of 50 States Could File Bankruptcy In 2010

CBO: Afghanistan surge (alone) will cost $36 billion


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