FROM Bill Hebert
Will Justice Delayed Mean Justice Denied? The legislature and Governors Schwarzenegger and Brown have vastly reduced the budget for the Third Branch of Government. This year's reduction of 10 percent, signed by Governor Brown, makes a total of 30 percent in the past three years. Tomorrow, the state's Judicial Council will meet to decide how many more workers to lay off and how many courtrooms to close.
Trump's new look at civil rights and global warming President Trump is reportedly ready to pull the US out of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. We look at the possible consequences. On the second half of the program, we hear about cuts in Obama-Era civil rights programs called for by the Trump Administration's first budget plan.
Will the Senate write a healthcare bill in secret? While Democrats and Republicans argue White House relations with Russia, another question is being decided behind closed doors: who gets help buying health insurance and who doesn't? We hear how the pros and cons are being shrouded in secrecy.
The longest US war: Will Trump send more troops to Afghanistan? The Trump White House is divided over the Pentagon's request for more troops in Afghanistan—where the US has been fighting for the past 16 years. Is there a formula -- either for "victory" or a political settlement? Is there an end in sight for America's longest war?