17 Sep 2013

Global Neighbours: Midwest America

From Nights, 8:40 pm on 17 September 2013

Research analyst Deborah Thornton from the Public Interest Institute reporting from Iowa, where education funding is almost half of the state budget, but plans for new infrastructure may mean new taxes. The weather in the Midwest has been problematic - the corn and soybeans are suffering badly - and many American states and cities haven't enough money to pay the promised pensions.