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.
In planning their finances for the year, governors are counting on health care to remain the same. But if it doesn't, states could suddenly be on the hook for billions of dollars.