State Issues IOUs as Budget Crisis Worsens

The state will begin sending out $3.36 billion in IOUs today as Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger declared a fiscal emergency and California’s budget deficit grew to $26.3 billion, according to the Chron. The governor also ordered state workers to start taking a third unpaid furlough day a month to save $425 million this year. The state’s deficit grew by $2 billion after lawmakers failed to meet a July 1 deadline that would have allowed the state to save money on education.

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