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The Madeleine Brand Show for May 2, 2012




File: California Gov. Jerry Brown at the State Capitol in Sacramento.
File: California Gov. Jerry Brown at the State Capitol in Sacramento.
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Bad news for Calif. Governor Jerry Brown and the state of California, tax revenues were more than $2 billion below expectations last month. Will the Facebook IPO be the answer? We take you inside the economics of signature gathering for petitions. Jamie Court, president of Consumer Watchdog, says there's a street war going on to get initiatives on the November ballot. And Luke Burbank returns with his look at the week's awesome and not awesome news.