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Occidental Petroleum was just the beginning. Sixty other California firms have expanded or re-located to Texas. That's part of Governor Perry's pitch in a visit complete with an ad campaign to lure companies away from the Golden State. Will attacking California as a bad place to do business mean votes for his next presidential campaign? Is it actually working? Also, a local health center chain ups its minimum wage to $15 an hour, and the lack of court funding means a denial of justice in California.

Image-for-WWLA.jpgLater, on To the Point, President Obama is about to set a record for deportations, so he's called for enforcing the law "more humanely." That's enraged Republicans—without easing the problems of some Democrats. What does it mean for immigration reform… and upcoming elections?

 

Banner image: Governor Rick Perry, sporting his new 'Oliver Peoples' look on Jimmy Kimmel Live, March 12, 2014

Producers:
Jenny Hamel
Sonya Geis
Katie Cooper

Are Budget Cuts at CA Courts Causing Injustice for Millions? 5 MIN, 39 SEC

In yesterday's annual address to the State Legislature, Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye said the lack of sufficient funding for state courts is risking a civil rights crisis. It's a familiar message, and one that struck home to one Democrat Hannah-Beth Jackson, who chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Guests:
Hannah-Beth Jackson, California State Senate (@SenHannahBeth)

He's baack…Texas Governor Rick Perry's Latest Trip to California 11 MIN, 43 SEC

Texas Governor Rick Perry is visiting California this week, touting a TV ad campaign he claims cost $300,000. Calling California the worst state in the country to do business, he faults California's "tax and spend policies in the liberal leadership" for jobs "fleeing" to Texas, with its lower taxes, fair legal system and affordable energy.

 

Guests:
Allan Zaremberg, California Chamber of Commerce (@CalChamber)
Wayne Slater, Dallas Morning News (@WayneSlater)

More:
Dallas Morning News on Perry's business trip to California

St. John’s Child and Wellness Center Ups Minimum Wage to $15 4 MIN, 49 SEC

California's minimum wage is scheduled to increase from $8 an hour to $9 next July and to $10 in 2016. The St. John's Well Child and Family Center in Central and South Los Angeles and Compton is getting a jump on that schedule with a boost to $15 an hour.  Jim Mangia is President and CEO.

Guests:
Jim Mangia, St John's Well Child and Family Center (@wellchildorg)

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