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Pension cuts, Wells Fargo protests, and the crowded mayoral race

Complete Episode: May 6, 2011 »

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Two new proposals on pension reform in Sacramento could cut up to 40% from California public employee pension benefits. Protestors angry over Wells Fargo's foreclosure policies disrupt the company's annual meeting in San Francisco. The already crowded San Francisco mayoral race is off to a dramatic start, as nine major candidates face off in their first debate.

Guests:

  • Josh Richman, Legal and Political Affairs Reporter, Oakland Tribune
  • Mark Calvey, Senior Reporter, San Francisco Business Times
  • Rachel Gordon, City Hall reporter, San Francisco Chronicle
 

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