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Sacramento Update: Ballot Props, Budget Deficit, Legalizing Pot

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Aired 5/18/09

What will happen if the propositions on the statewide special election ballot fail on Tuesday? We speak to Marianne Russ in Sacramento about the mood in Sacramento, and the state's options for closing a budget shortfall of more than $21 billion.

Maureen Cavanaugh: State legislators who have been reading the polls and hearing about the low-turnout expected in tomorrow's special election are beginning to think about Plan B.

Polls have been wrong and more people may vote than expected, but for politicians who have supported these ballot measures, including the Governor, there's a lot to be nervous about.

We'll hear more on the discussions underway in the state capital about how this special election campaign has been handled, and what Plan B might look like.

Guest

Marianne Russ, bureau chief of Capital Public Radio in Sacramento.

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