Mounting Debts by States Stoke Fears of Crisis
Debt payments related to a failed incinerator, left, made Harrisburg, Pa., consider bankruptcy this year.
The State of Illinois is still paying off billions in bills that it got from schools and social service providers last year. Arizona recently stopped paying for certain organ transplants for people in its Medicaid program. States are releasing prisoners early, more to cut expenses than to reward good behavior. And in Newark, the city laid off 13 percent of its police officers last week.
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And UNFORTUNATELY outgoing governor Rendell, accepted $29 BILLION for PA....UGH! This is NOT going to end well.
Well, MAYBE if incoming governor Corbett, takes a page out of NJ's Governor, Christie and has the cajones to cut government excess and "non-essential" (read: unproductive) employees we CAN weather this storm and not go bankrupt!!
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