Cash-Strapped States Shut Down Hundreds Of Offices

10/20/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

California drivers can't line up to renew their licenses Friday. Wisconsin natives can't order copies of their birth certificates. Georgia consumers will have to postpone registering complaints with state watchdogs. And stranded motorists in Maryland may have to wait a little longer for highway-department help.

Across the country, cash-strapped state governments are shutting down business for a day at a time to save money.


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