The Impact of Federal Budget Cuts on California

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The cuts likely to be enacted by Congress on Friday amount to about one percent of this year's federal budget.  But one percent of $3.8 trillion is still a lot of money and, when it comes to people who depend on the federal safety net, it doesn't take big reductions to cause a lot of pain. We hear about service reductions in healthcare, housing, legal services and environmental protection. On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, how much does college matter?

Banner image: Training for fire fighters is one of the many programs threatened by federal budget cuts. Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Credits

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Katie Cooper, Sonya Geis