12:30 pm EST - 1:00 pm EST

Past Event

The Budget Crisis in the States: A Live Web Chat with Tracy Gordon

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm EST

The Brookings Institution
Online Only

1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC

While great attention has been given to the massive federal debt and skyrocketing deficits, the news from many state-level budget offices is just as grim. With shortfalls in state pension funds and fiscal crises in states from New York to California, once-unimaginable scenarios are unfolding. Will states actually default on their debts?

On February 2, Tracy Gordon, author of a recent article on state and local finances, took questions in a live web chat moderated by Seung Min Kim of POLITICO.

Read the transcript >>