State Budget Cuts

College tuition hikes. Early release from prison. Volunteer substitute teachers. Across the country, states are cutting costs to stay out of the red. Are you feeling the pinch where you live?


Gov. John Kitzhaber
*Democrat, of Oregon.

Arturo Perez
*Fiscal analyst, National Conference of State Legislatures.

John Hamill
*Director of public information, Tulsa, Okla., Public Schools

Iris Lav
*Deputy director, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

Kathleen Murphy
*Reporter for, a news site about state government trends and policies.

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