Capitol Alert: California crisis cited as warning for other states: "California's state budget crisis is so severe that the Pew Center on the States, a Washington-based policy think tank, is using it as an example of conditions that imperil other states.
Nine other states, the Pew report says, are facing 'some of the same pressures that have pushed California toward economic disaster,' adding that they also could see furloughs of public employees, severe cuts in education and reductions in the social welfare safety net."
That would be Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Wisconsin. That adds up to 1/3 of the nation's population. So says the article, citing the Pew Center study.
Thanks to Fred Pilot for this depressing story. Looks like some states aren't even going to wait for the 2012 destruction of the planet.