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.