Story Confirms That Things Are Pretty Crummy Everywhere, But…

"State governments, so far, have been able to make most of their cuts by not filling vacancies, says Scott Pattison, executive director of the National Association of State Budget Offices. The unpaid furloughs are more“palatable” quick-fix to handle a state budget crisis, he adds.

Unpaid time off is becoming common. At least 19 states have enacted mandatory furloughs or are trying to, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures."