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Improved Tax Collections Can’t Keep Pace With States’ Fiscal Needs, Survey Finds

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Thu, 06/02/2011 - 10:37pm -- Andy

Half the states plan to cut spending on higher education, and nearly a third plan cuts to elementary and high schools. Public assistance and transportation face cuts. Eighteen states have proposed slashing aid to struggling cities and local governments. Some states will raise taxes or fees. Others plan to lay off workers, or cut their salaries or benefits.

New Yorkers under 30 plan to flee city, says new poll; cite high taxes, few jobs as reasons

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Fri, 05/13/2011 - 1:35pm -- Andy

Escape from New York is not just a movie - it's also a state of mind.  A new Marist College poll shows that 36% of New Yorkers under the age of 30 are planning to leave New York within the next five years - and more than a quarter of all adults are planning to bolt the Empire State.

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