The Oregon, Indiana connection

While differing in political trends, the two states are both seeking a fiscal overhaul.

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Oregon and Indiana have shared few political similarities over the years, but both states are working to change their fiscal strategies.

Last year, Indiana went for a Democrat for president for the first time since 1964, while Oregon — the most Republican state west of the Mississippi for much of the 20th century — favored a Democrat for the sixth consecutive election.

But Mitch Daniels and Ted Kulongoski have had to cope with ever-declining economic forecasts that have projected less money for state coffers — and often the latest forecast said the previous one was off by millions.

Read the full story at the Statesman Journal.

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