Governor Tries to Impose Minimum Wage on State Workers

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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 state workers will have to pay a high price.  He insists that, starting on August 1, they'll all be paid the federal minimum wage, $7.25. We hear from a reporter following the budget, the Governor's Deputy Finance Director and the State Controller.

Credits

Guests:
Judy Lin - Associated Press, John Chiang - California State Treasurer running for governor - @JohnChiangCA, H.D. Palmer - California State Department of Finance - @HDatFinance

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Darrell Satzman, Christian Bordal