In Texas, the Legislature wants to pull down the unemployment insurance funds -- over the objections of Governor Rick Perry.
In Florida, apparently, they've got the opposite problem: the Republican-controlled legislature there won't pass legislation to change the law to allow the unemployment insurance funds to be collected, despite the Governor's desire to do so.
In Florida the unemployment rate is 9.7%, a point above the national average, and it's likely to go above 10% by next month. Texas has seen higher unemployment than it had a year ago, but it's still 2 percent lower than the national average. That might color some of the discussions.