Several States Seek to Limit Government Union Workers Collective Bargaining

It is already illegal for government union workers to collectively bargain in Virginia and Texas.

While the media has focused attention on Wisconsin, limits on government union worker collective bargaining have been introduced in several other states: Ohio, Tennessee, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Iowa,  Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Washington.

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Most States have Budget Deficits. 10 Worst States.

Study shows that 44 states plus Wash DC expect budget deficits. In other words, they don’t have enough money to pay their bills.

Here are the 10 worst states in terms of deficits as a percentage of overall budget:

State  –  2012 Projected Shortfall  –  Shortfall as Percent of 2011 Budget
1    Nevada     $1.5 billion     45.2%
2    New Jersey     $10.5 billion     37.4%
3    Texas     $13.4 billion     31.5%
4    California      $25.4 billion     29.3%
5    Oregon      $1.8 billion     25%
6    Minnesota     $3.8 billion     23.6%
7    Louisiana     $1.6 billion     20.7%
8    New York     $10.0 billion     18.7%
9    Connecticut     $3.2 billion     18%
10    South Carolina     $877 million     17.4%

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