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State Budget Battle Showdowns

Recorded on February 25, 2011

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Wisconsin. Ohio. Michigan. New Jersey. New York. Budget-battle showdowns are coming soon to a statehouse near you.

Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) has provoked the ire of labor union leaders in Wisconsin, but he’s not alone. Governors across America are confronting budget shortfalls — and looking to public employees to help make up the difference.

It’s a scenario all too common after years of out-of-control government spending. To tell the story, Heritage partnered with Reason.tv to showcase how states were grappling with the problem and what the consequences would be for public employees.

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