State lawmakers and new governors across the country are getting sworn into office this week. Some of them will have an easier time governing than others.
Nearly a dozen states face budget shortfalls this fiscal year, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures, which means states will be making difficult policy decisions right out of the gate.
Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson discusses this with Arturo Perez, who tracks state budgets for the National Conference of State Legislatures.
- Arturo Perez, fiscal affairs program director for the National Conference of State Legislatures.
This segment aired on January 14, 2015.