Public-Employee Benefits and Republican Politics

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Republicans Slash at State BudgetsBoth Democratic and Republican governors want to cut the pay or benefits of public employees to help reduce massive state deficits.  But a poll released today by the New York Times and CBS News says Americans oppose that idea by a margin of 56 to 37 percent. Republican efforts to reduce bargaining rights are opposed by 60 to 33, with only a slim majority of GOP voters in favor. We talk further about those numbers and learn just how badly off state finances are.


Susan Urahn - Managing Director, Pew Center on the States , Kenneth Vogel - New York Times - @kenvogel, Matt Bai - Yahoo! News - @mattbai, Christine Todd Whitman - Former Governor of New Jersey, co-chair of National Task Force on Rule of Law and Democracy - @GovCTW

Warren Olney

Darrell Satzman, Sonya Geis