States are slashing funding repeatedly for public services. Budgets are in trouble. We need to fund education, health care, our parks and natural resource protections, and electric grid and highway infrastructures, and all the things that make our countruy a great place to live. Budgets for war and laws for protection of corporations and the rich continue to improve. We need to increase revenue in creative ways while slashing profits for the rich, (trickle down is either too little to late, or industrialization kills any improvements) and supporting war efforts. With the cuts to education and public services, the next generation will be impoverished and unable to meet demands of our great country.