Governor Schwarzenegger wants to help bridge the budget crisis by selling off public properties, and today the Orange County Fairgrounds were auctioned off to the highest bidder. We hear the results. Also, would high-speed rail between San Diego and San Francisco get enough riders to pay the bills? On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, California's ban on same-sex marriage is on trial in a case that may end up in the US Supreme Court. We get a progress report on the issues being raised in a San Francisco courtroom and the impact of public proceedings on same-sex parents and their children.
Same-sex Marriage; High-speed Rail; Privatizing Public Property
From this Episode:
The Dream and Reality of High-Speed Rail across California
When voters passed $10 billion in bonds to jump-start a San Diego-San Francisco high-speed rail, promoters claimed it would haul 50 million people a year and generate a...
12 min, 19 sec
Tradition of Marriage on Trial in a Federal Courtroom
In a San Francisco federal court this week, a witness testified on tape that, if California’s ban on same-sex marriage is repealed, “children would suddenly find...
26 min, 18 sec