Obama meets with governors on economic crisis

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President-elect Barack Obama is meeting with the nation's governors in Philadelphia on Tuesday to discuss how the economic crisis is crimping states and their budgets.

Nick Shapiro, a spokesman for the Obama transition, said the meeting will be hosted by National Governors Association Chairman Ed Rendell and vice chairman Jim Douglas.

Shapiro said that Obama and Vice President-elect Joe Biden will talk with the governors about "the unique challenges facing our states."

Rendell and Douglas will hold a press availability after the closed-door talks.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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