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Who Gets Hurt When the California Budget Stalls

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The State Legislature is ending this year’s legislative session without completing their principal mission of passing a budget.  At the same time they’ve been collecting money from lobbyists for their own campaigns.  Also, eminent scientists have been fired from a state board that regulates chemicals, in the midst of a lawsuit brought by polluting industries, and the McCourts in divorce court. On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point,  the big lesson from this month’s outbreak of salmonella is don’t eat eggs if the yolks are still runny. We hear about filthy conditions, animal cruelty and the absence of federal or state regulation at massive egg farms in Iowa.

Banner image: California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger talks about the State budget during an appearance at City Summit 2010 August 31, 2010 in San Francisco, California. Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Credits

Host:
Warren Olney

Producer:
Katie Cooper