US States Budget Crisis

Iowa prepares massive cuts to social spending

By James Nykvist, 9 February 2011

The state of Iowa is preparing deep cuts to social spending and to the jobs and pay of state workers.

Chicago shut down by blizzard

By Shane Feratu, 7 February 2011

Chicago and much of the Midwestern US was crippled by a severe snow storm last week.

Previously eradicated diseases reemerge in US

By Ryan Rahilly, 4 February 2011

The re-emergence of diseases like pertussis, tuberculosis, measles and mumps in the US is an expression of the dangers posed by failing infrastructure and declining living standards for the working class.

New York State takes control of Nassau County finances

By Peter Daniels, 3 February 2011

A state government oversight board has seized control of the finances of one of New York’s largest counties.