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State Budgets Busted Across The Country

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State Budgets Busted Across The Country

Economy

State Budgets Busted Across The Country

State Budgets Busted Across The Country

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California is one of the richest states in the richest country in the world. But the state's facing a massive budget crisis and needs to cut $24 billion in spending.

While that crisis is particularly large, dozens of other states are projecting similar budget problems.

Guests:

Willy LaMar, a participant at the Peg Taylor Center for Adult Day Health Care in Chico, California. The program will close if proposed California budget cuts go through.

Patt Morrison, columnist for the Los Angeles Times

Corina Eckl, fiscal program director for the National Conference of State Legislatures