May Budget Revise Will California have to eliminate or slash welfare programs to balance a $19-billion deficit? And, if not, where else could the money come from? On Friday afternoon, Governor Schwarzenegger released the latest draft of his proposed budget - the so-called May Revise. In it, he called for scrapping California's welfare-to-work program CALWORKS, and deep cuts to many other programs. Today on Insight, Capitol Bureau Chief Marianne Russ tells you about it and what happens next.
Tour of California The largest cycling race in California kicked off in Nevada City on Sunday and finished in downtown Sacramento. Stage One was heavily watched along the route with an estimated 100,000 people watching in the Capitol. Stage Two leaves from Davis at 11 a.m. this morning. Capital Public Radio reporter Ben Adler joins us live from the start and we'll check in with reporter James Raia at the finish in Santa Rosa.
Mexico Advocacy What does Mexico think about the new immigration law in Arizona? What price does Mexico pay because of all those millions of its citizens working the United States? A large contingent was in Sacramento last week for the first Mexico Advocacy Day. It was a lobbying trip to discuss issues of mutual interest with Califonia officials. Joining us in studio last week to discuss these issues and more were Sean Carlos Cazares Ahearne, Deputy Director General for Border Affairs in Mexico's Foreign Ministry; Carlos Gonzalez Gutierrez, the Mexican Consul General in Sacramento; and Andrew Selee, Director of the Woodrow Wilson Center's Mexico Institute.
Sierra Anthology A new anthology tells the story of the Sierra Nevada in the words of people from ancient times to modern times. The book also has original illustrations from a Sierra Nevada biologist. "The Illuminated Landscape: A Sierra Nevada Anthology" was just published by Sierra College in Rocklin.