Protecting the Safety Net in Tough Times: Lessons from the States

Skinner, Curtis

Because of state balanced-budget requirements, policymakers are generally compelled to cut spending, seek new sources of revenue, or undertake both actions when revenues fall below projections. Even in a serious economic downturn, several states are finding ways to protect their safety nets for families and children. This report takes a look at states that have managed to do just that.

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National Center for Children in Poverty
National Center for Children in Poverty, Columbia University
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May 8, 2012