Governor-Elect Brown Convenes Budget Forum

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After Jerry Brown gets a reality check on the budget, one Sacramento veteran compares possible cuts to Conservative David Cameron’s when he became Prime Minister of Britain. Also, Beverly Hills police say the "person of interest" who shot himself to death last week used the same gun that killed Hollywood publicist Ronni Chasen.  Then, Frank McCourt has lost sole control of the Dodgers, at least for the moment. Will he sell? Would Jamie want to buy?  On our rebroadcast of today’s To the Point, as the world copes with online document dumps by Wikileaks, Julian Assange has been jailed in England. Has he made the work of US diplomats harder than ever or created a new standard of openness and accountability?  Has he violated the law? 

Banner image: California state controller John Chiang (R) and California governor-elect Jerry Brown (C) look on as state treasurer Bill Lockyear speaks during a briefing on California's state budget on December 8, 2010 in Sacramento, California. Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images



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