For most states, the financial picture is “relatively healthy and stable” but officials remain cautious, says a June 13 National Governors Association and National Association of State Budget Officers report. In fiscal 2006, only four states had to cut their enacted budgets, by a total of $689 million. In 2002, 37 states slashed a total of $15 billion. In 2006, states’ general fund spending rose an estimated 7.6%. For 2007, governors’ budget proposals show a 5.7% increase.