The Budget Battle is Over - Let the Fighting Begin
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A record 85 days after the legal deadline, Governor Schwarzenegger will finally sign a new state budget tomorrow but, everybody agrees that it postpones California’s fiscal crisis at least until next year. Also tonight, freeway congestion versus the environment: another struggle that never ends. On Reporter’s Notebook, basic cable wins big at the Emmys.
Big Crowd Turns Out for Hearing on San Onofre Toll Road ()In February, the state Coastal Commission denied permission for extending Route 241 from Orange County into San Diego County, through a nature reserve and across San Onofre State Beach. The Foothill/Eastern Transportation Corridor Agency appealed to the US Commerce Department, and today yet another hearing was held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, where 657 people signed up to speak.
- Terry Rodgers: Staff Writer at the San Diego Union-Tribune
The Winners and the Losers After the Budget Battle ()
The battle over this year’s budget was all about the role of government and the services Californians both deserve and are willing to pay for. The total package is actually bigger than last year’s, but one side says it contains draconian cuts that will work hardships on many people.
- Jean Ross: Executive Director of the California Budget Project
- Jon Fleischman: Founder and Publisher of Flash Report, @FlashReport
The Emmys Produce Basic Cable’s Big Moment ()At last night’s after-Emmy parties, the favorite topic was how bad the show was even though the Emmy awards themselves made history.
- Scott Collins: Writer, Los Angeles Times
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