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Topic - Raymond C. Scheppach
State and local governments this summer gained the dubious distinction of being the nation's biggest source of job losses — a trend that likely helped to break a stalemate in Congress last week over providing states with additional aid.
Even with last year's generous federal aid, states cut spending almost 11 percent to $579 billion from $646 billion in 2008, he said.
The current fiscal year, 2011, "will be the worst for states before modest revenue growth begins in 2012," said Raymond C. Scheppach, executive director of the National Governors Association.