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News Panel: Gov. Brown's revised budget, CA state park closures, and the blocked nomination of Goodwin Liu

Watch Complete Episode: May 20, 2011 »

Gov. Brown presents his revised budget just days after the state shows an unexpected surge of $6.6 billion in new revenues. There may be obstacles when the state tries to close seventy of California's state parks next year because of budget cuts. The nomination of U.C. Berkeley law professor Goodwin Liu to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco is blocked by Republicans in the U.S. Senate.

Guests:

  • John Myers, Sacramento Bureau Chief, KQED Public Radio
  • Paul Rogers, Environment Writer, San Jose Mercury News
  • Josh Richman, Legal and Political Affairs Reporter, Oakland Tribune
 

Also on KQED.org this week ...

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Drought Watch 2015: Record-Low Sierra Snowpack

The Sierra Nevada snowpack, which typically supplies nearly a third of California's water, is showing the lowest water content on record: 6 percent of the long-term average for April 1. That shatters last year's low-water mark of 25 percent (tied with 1977).

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"Boomtown" History of the San Francisco Bay Area

KQED's "Boomtown" series will seek to identify what is happening in real time in the current boom, and also draw out the causes and possible solutions to the conflicts and pressures between the old and the new.

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