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City Budget Latest, Obama’s First 100 Days

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Aired 4/24/09

Mayor Sanders and the San Diego City Council have now agreed to new contracts with five city labor unions, resulting in $43 million in savings. Supporters of the new contracts hail the move as a victory in the Mayor's efforts to reduce excessive employee compensation costs. While many city workers, on the other hand, say they are being punished for a problem they didn't create. Plus, President Barack Obama will reach 100 days in office next Wednesday. What grade does President Obama deserve so far?

Mayor Sanders and the San Diego City Council have now agreed to new contracts with five city labor unions, resulting in $43 million in savings. Supporters of the new contracts hail the move as a victory in the Mayor's efforts to reduce excessive employee compensation costs. While many city workers, on the other hand, say they are being punished for a problem they didn't create. How will the move impact the city's budget deficit? What other cuts have been made to the city's budget recently?

President Barack Obama will reach 100 days in office next Wednesday. What grade does President Obama deserve so far? What have been the highlights of the new president's first 100 days in office? And, what important issues does the Obama administration still need to address?

Guests

Bob Kittle, editor of the San Diego Union-Tribune editorial page.

John Warren, editor and publisher of San Diego Voice & Viewpoint.

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