Public Workers, Public Transit and the Mayor of Los Angeles

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LA City workers are bracing for proposed layoffs when Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa introduces his budget tomorrow. Meantime, he and County Supervisor Mike Antonovich exchanged harsh words today over the Mayor's plans for extending the sales tax to speed construction of public transit. We talk with the Mayor. On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, "Stand your ground" and Voter ID laws have been spread to states all over the country by the American Legislative Exchange Council. We hear the pros and cons. Plus, with the book business in big trouble why was there no Pulitzer Prize for fiction this year?

Banner image: Los Angeles City employees, including LAPD Chief Charlie Beck (C) listen as Mayor Villaraigosa presents his 2012 State of the City address



Warren Olney