Healthcare on Capitol Hill and Finance at City Hall

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Mayor Villaraigosa proposed 1000 layoffs and the City Council topped him by adding 3000 more. What’s happening to politicians that depend on public unions for contributions? Are they recovering from a state of denial? Also, for the first time in the lengthy debate on healthcare reform, President Obama finally came up with his own plan today. On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, would it increase coverage and cut costs? Can it break the partisan gridlock on Capitol Hill? Will it help the Democrats regain public support in an election year?  

Banner image: This photo of LA City Administrative Officer Miguel Santana (R), listening to Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, accompanied David Zanhiser's profile of Santana in today's Los Angeles Times. © Don Bartletti, Los Angeles Times

Credits

Host:
Warren Olney

Producer:
Frances Anderton