California lawmakers say they expect to be up late working on an $87 billion budget proposal that includes spending cuts, no new taxes and optimistic federal revenue projections. The deliberations come after an unprecedented 99-day delay in passing the state budget. We discuss the budget and its ramifications.
California State Budget
John Myers, KQED's Sacramento bureau chief
Jean Ross, executive director for California Budget Project, a public policy research group based in Sacramento
Aaron McLear, press secretary for Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
Yvonne Walker, president of SEIU, Local 1000 - which represents 95,000 California state workers
Darrell Steinberg, state senator representing California's 6th District, president pro-tempore of the California State Senate and member of the Big 5 leadership group on the budget