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Lagging Economy Poses Stinging Budget Cuts for States

Governors and state legislatures across the country are looking at tax hikes and deep cuts in services as they grapple with the worst crisis in state finances since World War II. NPR's Mara Liasson reports.

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Mara Liasson is a national political correspondent for NPR. Her reports can be heard regularly on NPR's award-winning newsmagazine programs Morning Edition and All Things Considered. Liasson provides extensive coverage of politics and policy from Washington, DC — focusing on the White House and Congress — and also reports on political trends beyond the Beltway.