LITTLE ROCK (Arkansas News Bureau) — Whatever Congress and the president do to avoid the
fiscal cliff, states are going to be hurt, Gov. Mike Beebe said
Wednesday, a day after he and five other governors met with President
Obama at the White House to discuss the looming fiscal deadline.
But Beebe said the nation could risk plunging into a new recession if it goes over the cliff.
told reporters at the state Capitol, "Our emphasis was, ‘We recognize
it's going to hurt us, whatever your solution is, and we're willing to
try to work with you and deal with that in the ways that are the least
harmful, without any specifics in that regard. But don't
disproportionately hurt the states. Don't make the states pay the lion's
share of whatever this medicine is that we've all got to swallow,'"
declined to name any specific areas of the state budget where he was
willing to make sacrifices to help resolve the federal budget crisis.
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