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States

States

States

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NPR's Steve Inskeep reports from Washington that states are reporting large budget surpluses again — and this year, the cumulative total could exceed 20 billion dollars. The windfalls are sparking debates in state capitals across the country over how to spend it all: cutting taxes, funding schools, building roads or bolstering emergency "rainy day" funds for those years when revenues may not be so robust.