Matthew Murray

Professor of Economics, University of Tennessee

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Professor of Economics at the University of Tennessee, he also studies state fiscal issues for the Brookings Institution

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The federal deficit is disturbing, but Washington can print money. The states have to balance their budgets, and the total of shortfalls around the country is at $82 billion.

Should States Declare Bankruptcy?

The federal deficit is disturbing, but Washington can print money. The states have to balance their budgets, and the total of shortfalls around the country is at $82 billion.

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The federal deficit is disturbing, but Washington can print money. The states have to balance their budgets, and the total of shortfalls around the country adds up to $82 billion.

Should States Declare Bankruptcy?

The federal deficit is disturbing, but Washington can print money. The states have to balance their budgets, and the total of shortfalls around the country adds up to $82 billion.

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