Governor Schwarzenegger calls it "historic and comprehensive." One critic says it’s "a drop in the bucket." Well hear about the water package passed in the wee hours of this morning. Also, Mayor Villaraigosa says naming a new chief of police was his most important appointment. What’s next? We talk with him about Charlie Beck, city policies and politics. On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, Republicans took governorships from Democrats in Virginia and New Jersey. A Democrat took a congressional seat from Republicans in upstate New York. Maine voters said "no" to same-sex marriage. What messages, if any, do "off-year elections" carry for national politics?
Off-year Election Results and Water for California
From this Episode:
Is GOP Victory in Governors' Races a Warning to Democrats?
The New York Times and even the Times of London have warned about over-interpreting America's off-year elections. Then they've gone right on to do it themselves. That's...
28 min, 50 sec
Hizzoner and His Chief Choice
Mayor Antonio Villagraigosa said he struggled long and hard before choosing Charlie Beck to succeed Bill Bratton as Chief of the LAPD. Today's Los Angeles Times, and...
8 min, 50 sec