Rep. Joe Neal (D-SC), proposed budget amendment to restore funds to the South Carolina AIDS Drug Assistance Program
Nicholas Johnson, director of the State Fiscal Project at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
John Myers, statehouse bureau chief, KQED
Bill Cohen, statehouse reporter, Ohio Public Radio
In many states and towns, July 1 marks the first day of the new budget year. In tight economic times, the new fiscal year also marks the beginning of deep cuts in jobs, pensions and public services from schools to police departments.