- Newsmaker: Governor Davis asks for 15 Percent Cut in Budget - Governor Davis today called for a 15 percent cut in state spending next year, exempting only public safety and fire fighting. Republican George Runner, vice-chair of the Assembly Budget Committee, says a general economic slowdown, events of September 11, and the as yet unsold energy bonds are to blame for the cutbacks.
- Reporter's Notebook: National Guard at Our Nuclear Plants? - The Governor of New Jersey has sent his National Guard to protect nuclear power plants, and others are considering similar action. Ray Golden, spokesman for Southern California Edison, which operates the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, says the facility was designed, built and regularly testing for maximum safety.