The state’s unemployment rose slightly, to 8.9 percent.
Philly isn’t the only place in the state where property taxes are a contentious issue — some residents of Cumberland County are complaining about sharp increases in assessments.
Cherry Hill residents are afraid that the $6.1 million in cuts its school district has imposed will hurt education.
Arizona became the first state to eliminate its Children’s Insurance Program to try to close a big budget hole. In the long run, the state stands to lose hundreds of millions of dollars in federal matching money.