The budget battle between Democrats and Republicans won't be resolved tonight, but there's a possible stop-gap to avoid the need for IOU's. We hear from State Controller John Chiang and from Tom Campbell, former finance director and possible candidate for Governor. Also, a public hearing on new rules for capital punishment. Has it become too expensive? On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, gays and lesbians who supported Barack Obama are demanding action from the Obama White House. Is he keeping his campaign promises to change "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," the Defense of Marriage Act and other federal policies?
Will Sacramento Resort to Paying Its Bills with IOU's
From this Episode:
The Obama Administration and Gay Rights
In 1969, even civil rights activists were barely aware of the so-called Stonewall Rebellion that began the movement for equal treatment of gays and lesbians in the United...
California Debates New Regulations on Lethal Injections
There are 680 condemned inmates on San Quentin’s Death Row, but legal challenges have prevented any executions for three years. A federal judge ruled that new regulations...