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Insight: Prop. 8 Hearing / Regional Arena Commission / SacPress / Consumption Taxes

Prop. 8 Hearing Should a judge who's in a same-sex relationship have recused himself from a Proposition 8 lawsuit? Another judge is considering the question and may rule at any moment. Today on Insight, we'll talk about it with Julie Small, state capital reporter for KPCC, who covered the hearing.

Regional Arena Commission What are the chances of persuading people outside of Sacramento to approve public money for a dowtown arena? We'll talk with Christopher Cabaldon, West Sacramento's mayor who's a key member of the regional commission working on the funding for a new sports and entertainment venue.

SacPress In our regular weekly segment, we check in on local issues in the news, such as major cuts for the City of Sacramento and controversy at the Sacramento Co-op, with SacramentoPress.com's Editor-in-Chief David Watts Barton.

Consumption Taxes Would we be better off if California taxed consumption more than income? A new report from the PPIC identifies consumption taxes as a possible way to reduce California's revenue volatility and improve its business climate. We'll talk about it with Alan Auerbach, author fo the report and Bren Fellow at the PPIC. He's also director of UC Berkeley's Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011
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