Can California Afford Both a Recall and a Budget Crisis?

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Last week, the New York Times reported that "Sacramento is in a state of near-perfect political meltdown." Today's Washington Post says that nursing homes may have to be shut down, and community colleges may have to cancel summer school and lay off faculty, all because the California State Legislature will have failed to close the $38-billion budget gap by the midnight deadline tonight. Can California afford both a budget crisis-and an election to recall Governor Davis? We hear from State Controller Steve Westly, a Democrat who warns of financial chaos, and from Republican strategist Dan Schnur, who says that when it comes to Davis, enough is enough.

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Councilman Hal Bernson (10th District)

Councilwoman Ruth Galanter (6th District)

Councilman Nate Holden (10th District)

Councilman Tony Cardenas, 6th District

Councilman Martin Ludlow, 10th District

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Katharine Hepburn

Champlin's article on Hepburn and her relationship with Spencer Tracy



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Frances Anderton