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California voters earmarked the State Lottery for education. But Governor Schwarzenegger wants to lease it to a private operator, claiming that increased profits would help subsidize health care reform. The teachers’ unions don’t like the idea and neither do Indian tribes with gambling compacts. Tonight: a report on progress—or the lack of it—in Sacramento.

Photo By: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images News/Getty Images

Producers:
Karen Radziner
Katie Cooper

Main Topic Health Care Reform and Individual Mandates

In January, Governor Schwarzenegger made national headlines by proposing universal health insurance in California and there was talk of creating a national model. After months of wrangling in Sacramento, he offered a legislative proposal yesterday. It would still require that every Californian buy health insurance. It would change the formulas for employer participation.  The big news has to do with the state lottery

Guests:
Mike Zapler, Reporter for the San Jose Mercury News (@mikezapler)
David Carroll, Research Director for the California Budget Project
Peter Harbage, Independent Consultant
Jamie Court, President, Consumer Watchdog (@consumerwd)

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