facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

U.S. governors fret over budget trims

Feb. 27, 2011 at 11:29 AM   |   Comments

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Five days before the United States goes into a second year without a formal budget, state governors issued a bipartisan fiscal warning in Washington.

The 3-day annual convention of the National Governors Association focused on Democratic President Barack Obama's proposed budget and the Republican party's goal of making it even leaner to pare down the national debt.

Democrat Gov. Chris Gregoire of Washington State, who is chairman of the NGA, told a news conference Congress needs to be aware of the fragility of states' economies, The Washington Post reported.

"This is a critical time, where the states are facing a $175 billion shortfall in the next two years," Gregoire said. "Anything Congress does to undermine economic recovery would be very troublesome to us."

Obama's 2010 budget was never approved by Congress and the country is operating under a "continuing resolution." Friday is the deadline to enact a budget.

© 2011 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Destroyers with ballistic missile defense capability heading to Japan Destroyers with ballistic missile defense capability heading to Japan
2
American fighting with Kurds in Syria: Civilians burned in chemical attack American fighting with Kurds in Syria: Civilians burned in chemical attack
3
Texas cheer coach Ashley Zehnder faces sex charge for sleeping with a student and sending nude sexts Texas cheer coach Ashley Zehnder faces sex charge for sleeping with a student and sending nude sexts
4
GOP Rep. Don Young tussles with students over same-sex marriage and suicide GOP Rep. Don Young tussles with students over same-sex marriage and suicide
5
Boy hunter, 11, shoots rare albino deer with crossbow Boy hunter, 11, shoots rare albino deer with crossbow
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback