AirTalk for May 14, 2010

Governor Schwarzenegger’s May revise

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Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger discusses his proposed 2010-11 state budget during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, Jan. 8, 2010.

It’s budget crunch time again. The May revision of the budget hit desks today, and the cuts, as usual, are not pretty. Larry Mantle previews the Governor’s announcement today, as Sacramento sets about closing an estimated $19-22 billion budget shortfall. Schwarzenegger may propose eliminating California’s Healthy Families program, and will shift 15,000 non-violent felons from state prisons to local jails. He is not expected to announce any new taxes. Are cuts to programs fair and fiscally responsible? How would you plug the budget hole?

Guests:

Julie Small, KPCC Sacramento reporter

Howard Kahn, CEO of LA Care Health Plan, a local public agency and non-profit health plan serving the residents of Los Angeles County through Medi-Cal, Healthy Families and Healthy Kids.

Richard Ziman, education advocate, business and community leader; chairman of America Value Partners. Established and endowed the Richard S. Ziman Center for Real Estate at UCLA in its School of Business and School of Law.


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