state budgets

The Real Election Story is in the States--and It's Not a Happy Tale

With budgets already in crisis, public programs face a bleak future.

House Democrats Vow to Restore Food Stamp Funding

How they’ll make good on that promise is anybody’s guess.

Senate Passes $10 Billion Teachers' Fund

Congress’ last minute aid package helps school districts crippled by recession.

Waiting Lists for HIV Drugs in the U.S.--Again

It’s not just the economy. Treatment assistance programs for low-income and uninsured people living with HIV have been chronically underfunded, even in good times.