Only two days after California voters passed Proposition 8 to prohibit same-sex marriage, three appeals to the state supreme court have been filed, pitting the rights of gays and lesbians against the will of the voters. We hear about legal efforts to make same-sex marriage illegal again. Also, increased taxes and spending cuts on the California horizon, and Proposition 11 may survive with a razor-thin margin. We hear how reformers plan to build on non-partisan legislative reapportionment.
Desperate Times Make for Desperate Measures
From this Episode:
The Budget Gap Yawns Again
California's budget shortfall could rise to $24 billion 18 months from now. Governor Schwarzenegger has called a special legislative session to head that off with what he...
Government Reform Begins with the Lines on a Map
By gerrymandering their own district boundaries, Democrats and Republicans in the Assembly and Senate have guaranteed that legislative seats almost never change from...