So says Sarah Kliff.
Of course, as state tax revenues go down, choices will have to be made on what to fund. It appears that federal requirements on Medicaid make it necessary for states to choose to fund Medicaid if they want to keep the program going, and education budgets have less of this sort of incentive, so they get cut first.
But why is it a choice between supporting medical care for the poorest people and supporting affordable higher education? Because tax revenues are not sufficient to maintain states with liberty for all. And that's because of the obsession with no taxes on the part of all too many who can well afford to pay their share of keeping things going.