Closing the Gap

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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Drastic cuts and structural overhauls may be in the future for states with troubled finances. New York’s Lt. Governor Richard Ravitch talks about his proposed plan to reshape the state’s budget process. And Jon Shure, from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, gives us an update on state budget cuts throughout the country. Plus: Todd Gitlin and Ananya Roy on what it takes to create a political movement.

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Todd Gitlin, Richard Ravitch, Ananya Roy and Jon Shure

Closing the Gap

New York State’s Lieutenant Governor, Richard Ravitch, offers his suggestions for restructuring the budget.

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Health Care Vote Countdown

As the health care vote draws closer, Adriel Bettelheim, managing editor for news at Congressional Quarterly, fills us in on the latest.

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Student Protests

Professor Ananya Roy, who teaches at UC Berkeley in the Department of City and Regional Planning, explains the student protests occurring on her campus and answers how to create a political movement today. And Todd Gitlin, journalism and sociology professor at Columbia University, examines whether there is ...

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Bad All Over

States everywhere are cutting back as tax revenues fall. The New Jersey governor presents his budget at 1PM today. Jon Shure, deputy director of the State Fiscal Project at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, primes us for Governor Christie’s presentation.

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Help Wanted

Our Help Wanted participant, Jim, expresses his frustration over answering bogus or misleading job advertisements. Nick Corcodilos, the man behind and author of How Can I Change Careers?, sheds light on the problem.

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