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State News Roundup

December 2, 2010

A look at some of this week’s most interesting, and consequential, budget- and economy-related issues in the 50 states.

Fiscal Commission press conference today at 3:30

November 30, 2010

The National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform’s (“Fiscal Commission”) penultimate public meeting has long been set for today. But according to The Wall Street Journal, the Commission has canceled the meeting to instead focus on private negotiations.

Would raising taxes help pay down the deficit?

November 23, 2010

Giving more evidence to the fact that our problem is over spending is an op-ed in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal. WSJ editorial board member Stephen Moore and Ohio University professor Richard Vedder explain why raising taxes to close the deficit would be a self-defeating exercise.

WSJ: "Debt Panel Convenes, Still Lacks Consensus"

November 19, 2010

The bipartisan commission examining how to cut the federal debt ended three days of closed-door meetings Thursday without a firm agreement among its 18 members, with several saying the panel was still at odds over how to contain the ballooning costs of health care.