Well. This sucks:
California may need a $7 billion emergency loan from the federal government to pay for “teachers’ salaries, nursing homes, law enforcement and every other state-funded service” this month, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger warns.
California is running short on cash, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger warns in a letter.
California State Treasurer Bill Lockyer issued a statement a day earlier saying because of the national financial crisis, California “has been locked out of credit markets for the past 10 days.”
Thankfully, I live in Indiana where we figured out a few years back how smart it was not to spend more than you take in with taxes and other revenue:
Credit rating agency Standard and Poor’s (S&P), citing Indiana’s “continued strong management” and economic development efforts, has raised the state’s issuer credit rating to AAA, the highest rating it assigns. State officials say it is the first time in history that Indiana has attained S&P’s top credit rating.
You know, you Californians can just come to Indiana and get away from your broke crap hole. Heck, come soon and you might even get two free years of education:
The Hoosier College Promise would be available to Indiana students from families who earn about $60,000 or less annually. They would receive two years of free tuition at Ivy Tech Community College or an equivalent amount of $6,000 to use for their first two years at another college or university that is recognized by the State Student Assistance Commission of Indiana (SSACI).
Governor Mitch Daniels will ask the next Indiana General Assembly to approve the Hoosier College Promise, a program that would provide Indiana high school graduates with more affordable access to higher education.