Most states don't keep track of how much they give to students and their families in tax breaks. That could be hurting their ability to make college affordable for all.
Several states are preparing to offer a retirement plan that helps private-sector workers -- and taxpayers -- save money.
In much of the country, states are offering localities less financial help than they were before the recession. That won't change anytime soon.
In addition to new tax breaks, some states are also considering raising gas and sin taxes.