Another Budget Shortfall Impacts Politics and Schools

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In May, California voters will be asked to ratify the $42 billion tax increase and spending-cut program worked out by Governor Schwarzenegger and squabbling legislators of both parties. But last week, the Legislative Analyst dropped something awful into the punch bowl. For the first time since at least 1950, personal income is down, meaning a decline in state revenues of $8 billion. We hear about the implications for politics and schools.

Credits

Guests:
Jordan Rau - Kaiser Health News - @jordanrau, Kevin Gordon - education lobbyist, Norton Grubb - Director, UC Berkeley's Principal Leadership Institute

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Katie Cooper, Christian Bordal