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?

Guests:


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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