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Ballot Initiatives Exacerbate State Budget Gaps

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Ballot Initiatives Exacerbate State Budget Gaps

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Ballot Initiatives Exacerbate State Budget Gaps

Ballot Initiatives Exacerbate State Budget Gaps

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States across the country are struggling to close budget shortfalls totaling more than $50 billion. The problem is particularly acute in many Western states, where ballot initiatives on taxation and spending have tied legislators' hands. NPR's Ina Jaffe reports.