- We've just gone through
announcement season in American politics. We've seen proposed
budgets and heard addresses and rebuttals on the state of the union
and on the states. So, now what happens? Today on Insight, while
they're in a bit of a lull over at the Capital, we thought we'd
take a look at how proposals actually make their way through the
tangled jungle that is the California Legislature. Here's one
non-surprise: It all happens on deadline. Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler
for our weekly look at California's Capitol and what lawmakers are
- President Barack Obama
called on congress in
his State of the Union address this week to raise the federal minimum wage
to $9 an hour. Most people think
it's unlikely this current congress will raise the national minimum
wage any time soon. But California may be a different story.
There's a bill
working its way through the state
legislature would raise California's minimum wage to $8.25 by next
year, with additional increases in the future. We'll take a look at
the plan, what it would mean for California's economy, and what the
business community thinks of the idea.
- Sacramento may seem
like a sleepy town these days, but it hasn't always been. The city
boomed when forty-niners flocked to California, but the road from
riverfront trading post to cosmopolitan capital was bumpy and
winding. In "Sacramento Chronicles: A Golden Past,"
historian and local author Cheryl Anne
reveals the setbacks and successes that shaped the city.
The book is released today with a book launch on Feb. 28 at Time
Tested Books in Sacramento.
Keith Lowell Jensen
- Sacramento Comedian Keith
is releasing his third album "Elf
on Stand Up! Records Feb. 19 and there will be a release party
Feb. 24 at the
Punchline Comedy Club in Sacramento. Keith has been a regular
guest on Insight to talk about his various projects, including the
Coexist? Comedy Tour
and Comedy Night at Luna's
. We'll hear clips from
his new album and talk about a possible war with space.