The big concern among executives of state grocery associations is how legislators are going to address huge budget deficits that plague states around the country, according to those surveyed by SN. The combined state deficits this year are expected to be $30 billion, and soar to $80 billion in 2004, according to the National Governors Association, Washington. "Financially, this is probably the toughest time for states since World War II," said Dirk Kempthorne, Idaho's Republican governor ...

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