Source: Pew Center on the States, 2010
From the summary:
The nation finally may be clawing out of the longest recession since the 1930s. But states still are groping to find the bottom of a fiscal crisis prolonged by historic revenue drops, eye-popping budget deficits, double-digit unemployment in more than a dozen states and rising demands for social services.
In State of the States 2010, the Pew Center on the States looks beyond the acute problems caused by the Great Recession to examine larger trends that have the potential to change state government in lasting ways.
Both policy makers and voters will make key choices this year that will help determine the shape of state government in this new decade and beyond. The latest in a series of annual publications, State of the States 2010 can help inform those choices with its nonpartisan, analytical look at the recession’s effects on policy and politics in the 50 states.