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The Deficit Monsternew

How did Texas get so far down in this financial hole?
Fort Worth Weekly  |  Vince Leibowitz  |  03-02-2011  |  Economy

California Budget Cuts Squeeze Inmates Out of Prisonsnew

The budget upon which the governor and the Legislature recently agreed included a $1.2-billion cut in prison funding, and in order to save that much money, thousands of inmates would likely have to be released early.
San Diego CityBeat  |  David Rolland  |  08-05-2009  |  Crime & Justice

The California Budget: Cuts, Theft and Accounting Gimmicksnew

I get the picture. Times are tough; everybody has to sacrifice. In this context, I can accept a serious shave and a haircut, even one with scalp burns. But a self-inflicted lobotomy? I don't think so.
Santa Barbara Independent  |  Nick Welsh  |  07-27-2009  |  Commentary

County Budget Bloodbathnew

A frightening look at what could happen if the County of Santa Barbara is forced to cut ten percent.
Santa Barbara Independent  |  Chris Meagher  |  03-16-2009  |  Economy

Health and Human Services Budget Cuts Will Show on SF Streetsnew

As budget cuts create ripple effects in the lives of health and human services staffers and the clients they serve, a City Hall fight over raising city revenue continues between the Board of Supervisors and the mayor.
San Francisco Bay Guardian  |  Rebecca Bowe  |  02-25-2009  |  Economy

Vermont's Commitment to Low-Income Kids is Being Testednew

Vermont can reduce violence to children. But the way to do so won't win any sexy headlines. The state can make kids safer from abuse by making them less poor.
Seven Days  |  Judith Levine  |  12-03-2008  |  Children & Families

Illinois Gov's Cuts to Drug-Treatment Programs Will Have Wide-Reaching Effectsnew

Under Blago's ax, drug-treatment centers around the state will lose $55 million in state funds. This amount might sound like pocket change in the context of the state's big fat coffers. To the network of drug-treatment service providers, however, it's about half of their budget -- and that's just the first domino of many that will fall.
Illinois Times  |  Dusty Rhodes  |  07-21-2008  |  Drugs

Amid School Budget Cuts, Parents Want to Save a Nature Preservenew

Like school districts across Florida, Seminole County's has something of a fiscal crisis. Put simply, because of state budget cuts, the board needs to trim $22 million from its $474 million annual budget. But parents are more pissed about the cutting of funding for the Environmental Studies Center than they are about firing teachers.
Orlando Weekly  |  Deanna Morey  |  05-22-2008  |  Environment

Providence High School Works to Reform Itselfnew

In 1999, when Debra DeCarlo became principal of a Providence, R.I., high school, she faced with budget cuts, confused curriculum standards, a high dropout rate, truancy and disciplinary problems. She's made a difference, not so much in test scores, but in how students feel about learning.
Providence Phoenix  |  Marion Davis  |  08-07-2004  |  Education

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