Schwarzenegger’s Final State of the State Address

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As he began his last year in office today, Governor Schwarzenegger addressed a joint session of the Legislature, beginning on a positive note. He called the first priority the economy and jobs. Other priorities include tax, budget and pension reform as well as a re-ordering of spending priorities. While the Governor voiced support for healthcare reform, he criticized transition from “noble and needed legislation” to a trough of bribes, deals and loopholes.” We hear from some tough-minded Sacramento insiders about jobs, education, prisons, tax reform and the waning power of a lame-duck Governor.

Credits

Guests:
Barbara O'Connor - Cal State Sacramento's Institute for the Study of Politics and Media, Jerry Roberts - Host of “Newsmakers with Jerry Roberts”, Jean Ross - California Budget Project, Dan Schnur - USC Unruh Institute of Politics / Dornsife LA Times Poll - @danschnur, Bill Whalen - Hoover Institution - @hooverwhalen

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Christian Bordal, Andrea Brody