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Government & Economic Stimulus Plan

NPR's Chris Arnold reports that President Bush's economic growth package offers little relief to states reeling from growing budget shortfalls. A Democratic alternative would commit at least $30 billion to help states cover the cost rising expenses and lower revenue. Regardless of what comes out of Washington, states will be forced to make deep cuts in services.

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NPR correspondent Chris Arnold is based in Boston. His reports are heard regularly on NPR's award-winning newsmagazines Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition. He joined NPR in 1996 and was based in San Francisco before moving to Boston in 2001.