Voters Put Essential Services on the Chopping Block

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President Obama's in town tonight facing gay rights protestors, as Proposition 8 faces a new challenge in federal court. In Sacramento, more cuts are proposed in essential services. Is that really what the people called for in last week's election? On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, a committee of Congress has laid down the gauntlet for the fight to slow global warming. We hear the pros and cons of a bill that would revolutionize energy use and change the lives of Americans.

Banner image: Students go about their business at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) as the prospect of billions of dollars in cuts looms for California after voters turned down five of six budget-reform measures in this month's special election to deal with the massive state budget crises. Photo: David McNew/Getty Images



Warren Olney


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