The sequester's reduction of federal spending will have a ripple effect across state budgets and their economies. Pew's Anne Stauffer, an expert in the federal-state fiscal relationship, discusses the challenges policymakers face and how the sequester impacts states differently. With changes in federal spending affecting every state, future decisions should consider the effect on states to ensure long term fiscal stability at all levels of government.
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