Creating Jobs in California

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Two million people are out of work and the official unemployment rate is 12%. Republican Meg Whitman has issued a 48-page economic policy plan. Democrat Jerry Brown has proposed policies on green jobs and pensions. But despite their different approaches both deal with economic renewal, public spending, taxation and, most important of all, jobs. Whitman says she'll create 500,000 jobs a year in her first term. She also says she'd suspend Governor Schwarzenegger's environmental law, enacted as AB 32. But Jerry Brown says AB 32 us essential to creating jobs by promoting the green economy.

Credits

Guests:
Bill Watkins - California Lutheran University, Michael Reich - Professor of Economics, UC Berkeley

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Julia Flucht, Darrell Satzman, Katie Cooper