Some states, such as California, are more strapped for cash than others. Governors are looking to the federal government for funds and making hard choices about how to save money. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R-CA) has proposed cutting five days from the school calendar.
John Myers, Sacramento bureau chief for member station KQED's "The California Report"
Leoneda Inge, changing economy reporter for North Carolina Public Radio
Chris Christoff, Lansing bureau chief for the Detroit Free Press