Revenue Eases Recession’s Budget Pain as U.S. Governors Gather

Friday, February 24, 2012 - 10:31am

For the past four years, U.S. states struggled to close more than $500 billion of budget shortfalls caused by the recession, ushering in tax increases, spending cuts and clashes with public-employee unions.
With the economy recovering, officials gathering in Washington today for the National Governors Association winter meeting are beginning to face a welcome choice: how to spend extra money.