AirTalk for November 18, 2009

California's gaping budget gap

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A view of the California State Capitol in Sacramento, California

Sacramento is facing a projected $21-billion deficit, according to a report released today by the chief budget analyst. California lawmakers, who barely managed to patch together a budget a few months ago, seem to be at a loss in terms of solutions. But stakeholders are already preparing for battle. Is it possible to cut any closer to the financial bone?


John Myers, Sacramento bureau chief for KQED's California Report

H.D. Palmer, Deputy Director of External Affairs, California Department of Finance

David Sanchez, President, California Teachers Association

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