- Newsmaker: Governor Davis Proposes New Death Row Facility
In Illinois this weekend, outgoing Governor George Ryan commuted the sentences of all 167 of his state-s death row inmates. In cash-strapped California, Governor Gray Davis- budget proposal includes a proposal for a new state-of-the-art death row facility. Russ Heimerich, Spokesperson for the California Department of Corrections, explains how the new facility will ease overcrowding and understaffing at San Quentin. Reporter's Notebook: Rethinking California
State Librarian Kevin Starr is one of the state-s most eminent historians whose upcoming book, Coast of Dreams, will bring his series on California into the 1990-s. In this weekend-s Los Angeles Times, Starr took a historical look at the deficit that Governor Davis pegs at $35 billion. His solution is a complete reorganization of the public sector of the world-s fifth largest economy.