Schwarzenegger Takes Heat For California Budget Cuts

The California governor proposes budget cuts

Thursday, June 04, 2009

The State of California is in a bind. The economic downturn has hit the state hard, but when the governor asked the voters to approve a tax increase to help cover the shortfall, the voters flatly said no. The governor has responded with a series of proposed budget cuts that would drastically reduce the state's services to the poor including health care and housing. Californians are balking at these cuts, but Schwarzenegger says there's no alternative. For more on this dilemma we turn to Patricia Nazario, a health, housing and immigration reporter for KPCC in Southern California.

Watch the governor's comments on California's budget in the video below.


Patricia Nazario

Hosted by:

Andrea Bernstein

Leave a Comment

Register for your own account so you can vote on comments, save your favorites, and more. Learn more.
Please stay on topic, be civil, and be brief.
Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments. Names are displayed with all comments. We reserve the right to edit any comments posted on this site. Please read the Comment Guidelines before posting. By leaving a comment, you agree to New York Public Radio's Privacy Policy and Terms Of Use.