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In this June 9, 2015 photo, members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) protest in Chicago. More than 40,000 state workers’ contracts are set to expire at the end of the month, but no agreement is in sight between the various labor unions representing them. (Christian K. Lee/AP)
In this June 9, 2015 photo, members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) protest in Chicago. More than 40,000 state workers’ contracts are set to expire at the end of the month, but no agreement is in sight between the various labor unions representing them. (Christian K. Lee/AP)
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Forty-six states begin the new fiscal year tomorrow, but a handful have not settled on budgets yet. In Illinois, that means some state workers could go without pay and some state services could be disrupted. In the past, Pennsylvania has shut down highway rest stops when its budget hasn't been settled.

But there is some good news: state budget watchers say for the most part, most other states are now doing well, after struggling through the Great Recession.

Brian Sigritz, director of state fiscal studies for the National Association of State Budget Officers joins Here & Now's Robin Young with details.

Guest

  • Brian Sigritz, director of state fiscal studies for the National Association of State Budget Officers.

This segment aired on June 30, 2015.

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