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Tough budget choices for state

December 29, 2008
Gov. Mitch Daniels has ordered a string of budget cuts as the recession hammers tax revenue, and the upcoming General Assembly promises to generate squabbles over what little money is left to spend.

If you were governor, what would you cut first? Or would you propose a tax increase or chart another way out of the doldrums?

Another question: Should states that havenâ??t kept their fiscal houses in order be bailed out by the federal government?
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