How To Balance A Budget

States are in crisis. They will have to cut services, raise taxes and try a few tricks. Here's what to expect

If you think it takes a long time now to get a new driver's license, wait until next year. The line at your Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) may well be out the door and around the corner--assuming the office is even open. And when it's finally your turn at the counter, expect to pay more for that really bad mug shot taken by an especially grouchy DMV jock who has just been told not to plan on any pay raises before the kids leave home. You can only hope the experience doesn't leave you with an ulcer, because if you're...

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