Morning Edition 2009-02-20


 
Friday, February 20, 2009

    Part of Series

  • Central Valley Still Facing Hard Times Despite New Budget
    Local government officials in the Central Valley are relieved that the legislature has agreed on a state budget proposal. But even with state assistance, it’ll be hard for cities and counties to fill rising demands for social services.
    Thursday, February 19, 2009
  • Budget Deal: Now What?
    Governor Schwarzenegger is expected to sign a spending plan that balances the state’s budget Friday. In practical terms, it means money can start flowing more freely….but state officials warn it doesn’t mean the state’s crisis is over.
    Thursday, February 19, 2009
  • Some GOP Lawmakers Claim Budget Deal Won't Fix California's Financial Crisis
    A few Republican lawmakers who voted against the budget say the package needed deeper spending cuts to address long term deficit.
    Thursday, February 19, 2009
  • City to Extend Walkway Along Sacramento River
    Amid the struggling economy and governmental budget crises comes some good news for downtown Sacramento: The city’s breaking ground on a beautification project along the Sacramento River.
    Thursday, February 19, 2009
  • Budget Cuts $9 Billion From Education
    Education is taking some big hits under the new spending plan…that’ll likely result in teacher lay-offs, reduced salaries and less construction.
    Thursday, February 19, 2009
  • Commentary: Cash Low? Cars Have To Go
    With Sacramento County facing a $55 million dollar deficit, Supervisors are looking for ways to cut spending. Commentator Ginger Rutland says they should start with the fleet of county cars.
    Friday, February 20, 2009
  • Budget Reaction: California's Counties
    The new spending plan is good news for California’s 58 counties – not necessarily because of what’s in the budget, but simply that there is a budget at all.
    Friday, February 20, 2009
  • Efforts Underway To Bring Tour Of California Back
    The Tour of California bike race ends this weekend….and Sacramento sports officials are already lobbying to bring the event back to town next year.
    Friday, February 20, 2009