State Legislators Won't Get Paid After All

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State Controller John Chiang says, "The numbers simply did not add up," so he won't pay Senators and Assembly members until they send the Governor a budget that's balanced. The legislators thought they'd avoided the money-trap by meeting last week's June 15 deadline. We hear from Chiang and a Democratic Assemblyman who says the Controller's turning California into a "Banana Republic."  What's next for the state spending plan? Also, can Frank McCourt make the Dodgers' next payday? On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, Social Security, the deficit and AARP.

Banner image: Michelle Rousey sits in her wheelchair with her dog Merlin during a budget demonstration outside of the California State building on June 14, 2011 in Oakland, California. Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

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Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Sonya Geis, Katie Cooper