California’s Running Out of Both Money and News
The State’s budget deficit may be larger than Governor Schwarzenegger thought it was when he proposed cutting parks, education and aid to the aged, blind and disabled. Is it time to get serious about tax breaks and loopholes that favor the rich at the expense of the poor? At the same time, it’s going to be harder to find out what’s going on--because newspapers all over the state are being cut, squeezed and trimmed.
From this Episode:
Budget Deficit Grows To $16 Billion
One place where news staffs have been reduced is the State Capitol, where the Governor and the Legislature face a deficit of another kind.