Stories From This Week's Episode
January 14, 2011
Just a week after his inauguration, Gov. Jerry Brown unveils a dramatic budget plan to tackle the state's $25 billion deficit, which includes a voter approved extension of tax hikes in a special election . It also calls for deep spending cuts to Medi-Cal and social services. The state's university and college systems would lose a dramatic 20 percent of their funding.
- Jesse McKinley, San Francisco Bureau Chief, New York Times
- Sarah Varney, Reporter, KQED Public Radio
- Jill Tucker, Education writer, San Francisco Chronicle
Former San Francisco mayor and speaker of the California Assembly Willie Brown joins Belva Davis to reflect on the tragic events in Tucson and shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords as we approach the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.
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