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March 16, 2012


News Panel: Mirkarimi plea deal, BART extension to San Jose, and more

Gov. Jerry Brown strikes a deal with backers of the so-called "millionaires" tax measure to combine efforts to put one tax initiative before voters on the November ballot. Speculation about San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi's future continues after his guilty plea to a misdemeanor charge of false imprisonment and Mayor Ed Lee considers whether to file charges of official misconduct and remove Mirkarimi from office. The long awaited BART extension to San Jose is expected to open in 2016, with construction planned to begin next month. A $900 million federal funding agreement will provide two stations for the region's largest city.


  • John Myers, KQED
  • Rachel Gordon, San Francisco Chronicle
  • Gary Richards, San Jose Mercury News

California Attorney General Kamala Harris

Atty. General Kamala Harris in conversation with Belva Davis on her continuing efforts to help bring relief to struggling homeowners, a privacy policy for mobile devices, her views on criminal justice, same-sex marriage, and her role as co-chair of President Obama's re-election campaign.


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