Who Will Rescue California from Its Sad Fiscal Shape?
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Scientists now say climate change can't be reversed for 1000 years, even if greenhouse gases are cut to pre-industrial levels. What does that mean for green technology? Are growing economies and populations sustainable? Also, California will get help from President Obama's stimulus program, but not enough to postpone spending cuts and increases in taxes. Are voters ready? We talk with former Governor Gray Davis who knows what angry voters can do.
Is the Fight against Global Warming Already Lost? ()
In his first week as President, Barack Obama called for urgent measures to combat global warming. At the same time, researchers at the National Center for Atmospheric Research released discouraging new findings. If carbon dioxide levels were cut back to pre-industrial levels, it would still take 1000 years to reverse the climate change that have already happened.
Prosecutors Pursue Charges against Cardinal Mahony ()
Los Angeles' Roman Catholic Archdiocese has agreed to pay $660 million to the victims of pedophile priests. But a federal grand jury is investigating Cardinal Roger Mahony on possible charges of fraud. That's according to today's LA Times. Scott Glover co-wrote the story.
Who Will Rescue California from Its Sad Fiscal Shape? ()
A think-tank with ties to President Obama estimates that California will get about $63 billion from his stimulus package; $19 billion would go for individual tax cuts and the rest would fund infrastructure projects, healthcare, schools and unemployment benefits. Ten billion of that would help reduce the $42 billion budget shortfall, not enough to avoid big tax increases and major cuts in spending. Are Californians ready for what lies in store?
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