California is facing down a $42 billion budget gap -- while another state, Missouri, takes the lead in applying stimulus money to the ailing transportation system by having the first economic recovery act in the country already under construction.
After three days of intense negotiations, California lawmakers are still unable to deliver a budget. Guests Zoe Corneli, reporter at KALW public radio, and Ryan Sherman, spokesperson for the California Correctional Peace Officers Association
Cutting down trees releases CO2 and reduces the amount of CO2 absorbed from the air every year. Now, the regional leaders of some tropical and industrialized countries are finding common ground on ways to curb climate change. Living on Earth reports.
President-elect Barack Obama says when he takes office the United States will take strong action to combat climate change. Living on Earth's Ashley Ahearn reports that leaders and legislators have praised Obama for this promise.
California has a $15 billion budget hole and a political stalemate in full tilt boogie. Republican Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is playing with taxes and payrolls as a game of chicken continues with Democrats and fellow Republicans. Guest: Julie Small, Sacramento reporter for KPCC
San Francisco Bay air officials are about to assess 1.2 million dollars in fees on businesses for emitting greenhouse gases. It's one of the first instances of a carbon tax in the United States, and the real motive may be to keep the idea of a carbon tax in play.
The news that Maria Shriver was leaving her husband sent shock waves across the nation. Sharon Waxman, founder and CEO of TheWrap.com, and Tracy Weber, senior reporter for ProPublica, talk about what this scandal says about our culture.
We've become accustomed to Chinese companies building our toys and electronics. But the Chinese are starting to build our large-scale infrastructure projects - bridges and railroads. The World's Jason Margolis has more.