Assembly Speaker Calls for Oil Severance Tax

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Yesterday, Democrats in the State Senate said a tax increase of some $5 billion would avoid massive program cuts proposed by Governor Schwarzenegger. Today, Assembly Democrats unveiled what they call the California Jobs Budget, which also calls for more taxes. We speak with Assembly Speaker John Pérez and others.

Credits

Guests:
John Perez - Speaker, California Assembly, Diane Harkey - Assemblywoman, R-Dana Point, Dan Walters - Sacramento Bee - @WaltersBee

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Katie Cooper, Darrell Satzman