$20 Billion Debt: Gov. Threatens California Welfare Cuts

Thursday, December 24, 2009

California is facing a $20 billion dollar deficit and is asking the federal government for roughly $8 billion to help stay afloat. The governor has threatened to cut back, if not eliminate, basic social services like the state's welfare program, if not granted some financial assistance. We talk with Dan Walters, political columnist for the Sacramento Bee, about what the state needs to recover.

Guests:

Dan Walters

Hosted by:

Todd Zwillich

Contributors:

Arwa Gunja

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