The states’ financial problems makes 60 Minutes

It is significant that the “boring” topic of state finances now merits coverage on national news magazines like 60 Minutes. Here’s a story (about 14 minutes) about states’ financial problems that would be a good way to introduce the issue in class. The story doesn’t mention Texas, but it will not be hard to find stories about Texas’ budget shortfall and the problems with the Employee Retirement System.

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