PATT MORRISON SCHEDULE
Thursday, August 20, 2009
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1:06 – 1:30
Prison Pressure: Vote on Overcrowding
Today [Thurs], the California Legislature votes on a plan that would release of 27,000 inmates from the Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation in an effort to reduce overcrowding and trim $1.2 billion from the state budget. The plan, proposed by the Governor, is generally supported by Democrats, but viewed skeptically by Republicans. Is the proposal the best way to save a system the Governor says is "collapsing under its own weight"? Both sides weigh in.
Sen. George Runner, R-17th District (Santa Clarita,
Sen. Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, Senate leader
1:21 – 1:30
Prison Pressure: Vote on Overcrowding, CONT
TBD: political reporter to talk about politics of this vote, proposal, etc.
1:30 – 2pm
2:06 – 2:30
Congressional Cage Match on Healthcare, Coming this Fall!
It has already been a political fight for the ages and we haven’t even hit the main even yet. When Congress reconvenes in two weeks there will be an epic rush to finalize a sweeping health care reform bill, with or without bipartisan support—and this is just one element of what will be an already crowded Congressional agenda from September to the holidays. Patt gets in the ring with two combatants to referee a debate over the public option, death panels and more.
Rep. Xavier Becerra, D-
- Rep. Becerra serves on the House Ways & Means Committee, which among other things oversees tax policy, Medicare & Social Security.
Rep. John Campbell,
- Rep. Campbell serves on the House Committee on Financial Services, the Joint Economic Committee & the House Committee on the Budget.
2:30 – 3pm
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