In the red, the Golden State is making tough choices

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

After three days of intense negotiations, California lawmakers are still unable to deliver a budget. In the face of a multi-billion dollar deficit, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is preparing to lay off 10,000 government workers and plans to halt the last 275 state-funded public works projects still in operation. To answer what this means for California and for state workers we turn to Zoe Corneli, reporter at KALW public radio in San Francisco, and Ryan Sherman, spokesperson for the California Correctional Peace Officers Association, a union that is facing layoffs under the Governator's plan.

California waitress Val Simons has little faith in the legislator's ability to resolve this crisis.


Zoe Corneli and Ryan Sherman

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