Senior Vice President for State Fiscal Policy
With the House expected to vote today on legislation that includes fiscal relief for states, we’ve updated our reports on state budget cuts and cuts to education programs and jobs. We’ve bulleted and mapped out the highlights below.
As we’ve mentioned before, federal Recovery Act assistance to states will largely run out this year, which could cost hundreds of thousands of jobs and worsen cuts to state public services. The loss of education jobs alone stands at 105,000 and is expected to keep rising.