Governor Jerry Brown delivered his annual State of the State address today, including proposed cuts in spending and the threat of still more if voters don't approve increased taxes. He also advocated big spending projects, including the High-Speed Rail system critics say the state can't afford. We hear excerpts of the speech, political reaction and some analysis. Also, the ACLU wants a federal court to order Sheriff Lee Baca and his top aides to stop violence by guards against inmates in LA County jails. On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, political turmoil in Pakistan, an unstable ally.
2012 State of the State
From this Episode:
ACLU Sues Sheriff Baca over Abuse in Jails
The American Civil Liberties Union has gone to federal court asking for an injunction against Sheriff Lee Baca and his top aides.
More Budget Cuts and a Bid to Raise Taxes
Governor Brown delivered his State of the State speech today to a joint session of the Assembly and Senate. He proposed more cuts he said nobody likes in the budget, but...