News Panel: The latest on the Occupy movement, health care reform and more
The Occupy movement, now going into its second month, continues to gain momentum. Students, concerned about tuition hikes and economic inequality, have been staging a series of "Occupy"-style protests on college campuses across California. A report by the Legislative Analyst's Office projects the state budget will fall short by almost $4 billion this year, which could lead to more cuts to public education, libraries and social service programs. What's at stake for California, where implementation of the Affordable Care Act has already begun, now that the U.S. Supreme Court will review President Obama's health-care reform law?
- Nanette Asimov, San Francisco Chronicle
- John Myers, KQED News
- Sarah Varney, KQED News
Also on KQED.org this week ...
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).
"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.