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Broken Budgets: After the Session – Explaining the Fiscal Crisis to Your Readers

Monday, June 13, 2011   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Laura Sellers-Earl
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How quickly, easily and effectively the states emerge from the Great Recession will affect the speed and stability of America’s recovery overall. Help your readers better understand these complicated issues and get tips for improving your coverage of these important topics.

The Associated Press, in partnership with Associated Press Managing Editors and The Pew Center on the States, invites you to participate in a webinar that aims to give you new insight and tools to help you cover your state’s budget after the legislative session.

 The webinar is presented as part of AP-APME’s "Broken Budgets” series, a yearlong initiative that examines the fiscal crisis facing U.S. states and cities, how state and local governments are dealing with this crisis and how Americans’ lives are changing because of it.

Join us for a free session that includes:

• State Budgets 101: the nuts and bolts of looking at a state budget
• Roles of governors and legislatures in state budgeting and how they differ among states
• The composition of state budgets and where to find your state’s budget documents
• Budget trends and creative story ideas
• Challenges facing state legislatures and how they’re responding to fiscal pressures

Reserve your Webinar seat now! It’s free!

Thursday, June 23, 2011 at 2-3:15 p.m. ET:

Friday, June 24, 2011 2-3:15 p.m. ET:


• Philip Joyce, Professor of Management, Finance and Leadership at the Maryland School of Public Policy
• Steve Fehr and Pam Prah, senior staff writers for
• Michele Mariani Vaughn, senior research manager, Pew Center on the States

Pew Center on the States
The Pew Center on the States is a division of The Pew Charitable Trusts that identifies and advances effective solutions to critical issues facing states. Pew is a nonprofit organization that applies a rigorous, analytical approach to improve public policy, inform the public and stimulate civic life.

Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Center on the States. Since 1999, it has reported and analyzed trends in state policy.

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APME is a professional network, a resource for helping editors and broadcasters improve their news coverage and newsroom operations.

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