Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Your Call 011509 Why can't Sacramento fix the budget?

Why can't Sacramento pass a budget that reflects the priorities of the people and the realities of the economy? On the next Your Call we will follow Gov. Schwarzenegger's State of the State address with a look at why the legislature spins its wheels while the budget shortfall grows and grows. More than a month ago, the governor unveiled a ticking budget deficit clock that jumps $470 every second. What can break the deadlock? What do you make of the governor's speech? Were his priorities yours? Can California pass a budget that reflects our values and economic reality? It's Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you.

Jordan Rau in Sacramento
Staff writer in the Sacramento bureau of the Los Angeles Times where he covers state health-care policy and politics. Before joining the paper in 2004, Rau was the Albany bureau chief for Newsday in New York and also worked at several newspapers in Vermont and New Hampshire.

Jonathan Wilcox in Los Angeles
Adjunct Professor at USC's Annenberg School for Communication. He is a former spokesman and speechwriter for Gov. Pete Wilson and gubernatorial candidate Bill Simon. During the California Recall, Wilcox was Communications Director for Congressman Darrell Issa.

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