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States Facing Big Budget Deficits Seek Solutions

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States Facing Big Budget Deficits Seek Solutions

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States Facing Big Budget Deficits Seek Solutions

States Facing Big Budget Deficits Seek Solutions

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Ahead of Monday night's State of the Union address, Robert Siegel talks with state capital reporters in Nevada, New Jersey and Florida about how those states will address looming budget shortfalls.

We also hear from Ohio's Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland, who successfully brokered a solution to his state's financial woes last year. He says that unlike Nevada and New Jersey, Ohio won't rely on gaming or its toll road revenues to fix its budget shortfall.

Correction Feb. 8, 2008

Earlier versions of this story incorrectly identified the political affiliation of Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland.

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