One casualty of the state budget crises is the low attendance of governors at their annual meeting in Mississippi. NPR reports that Governor Ed Rendell of Pennsylvania, chairman of the National Governors Association, opted to stay home to work out the state’s budget stalemate, and because, as of today, state employees are not being paid.
He was not the only governor who stayed home. Only about half showed up.
As NPR notes, with states facing a $200 billion revenue shortfall, this year’s budget crises are certain to continue into the next fiscal year.