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Gov. Schwarzenegger wants to cut the state budget by 10% across the board, including education. To avoid that, Democrats say there’s no choice but to increase taxes. Republicans say, no way. On Reporter’s Notebook, the latest cuts from the LA Times news room. What’s going to be left after Sam Zell gets through
Two suspects have been arrested in yesterday’s shooting of a 6-year old boy who’s now on life support with a bullet wound in his head. He was in an SUV with two other children and three adults—all of them black--driving through the Harbor Gateway area on their way to buy a car. Reportedly, two male Hispanics did the shooting from the sidewalk.
With a 16 billion dollar deficit, Governor Schwarzenegger has proposed a 10% across the board cut in all state programs. For the next two weeks, Democratic legislators will be touring the state for rallies to protect education. How do they propose to make up the difference?
The and the Daily News have reduced the size of their newsrooms. The Long Beach Independent has become a bureau of the Daily Breeze . Now the LA Times has bought out 30 newsroom veterans with the prospect of more to come. Those leaving include the winners of Pulitzer Prizes and reporters with expertise and historical memory that’s important and hard to come by.
Henry Weinstein, Professor of Law and Journalism, UC Irvine