If you've still got a job, how would you like your pay cut to the federal minimum wage? That's what the Governor wants for state workers, but State Controller John Chiang says, "no way." It's all about the legislature's failure to pass next year's budget. We hear about the law and the politics. On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, Petraeus will replace McChrystal as US commander in Afghanistan, but counterinsurgency is still the strategy favored by the Commander in Chief. Is that a recipe for success or failure? Also, the longest tennis match in recorded history, reported by a British reporter with a sense of humor.
Governor Wants to Pay State Workers Federal Minimum Wage
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Governor Tries to Impose Minimum Wage on State Workers
For the past 20 years, the state legislature has met the June 15 constitutional deadline for passing a budget just once. But this time, Governor Schwarzenegger says 200,000...
The Longest Tennis Match in History
The longest match in the recorded history of tennis was like a marriage. American John Isner outlasted Nicolas Mahut of France after a match that took 11 hours and 5...
Petraeus to the Rescue
After President Obama read the first few paragraphs of Rolling Stone magazine's profile of General Stanley McChrystal, it was less than 48 hours before David Petraeus...