Stories for October 5, 2010
San Diego County is offering free screenings for depression this week at 23 sites in the region. It's part of an effort to make screening for mental illness more routine.
The first of three public hearings starts Tuesday evening in Jacumba to discuss a proposed power line from Mexico to southeast San Diego County. The line would bring wind energy across the border.
Key California lawmakers are keeping quiet about the specifics of the state budget agreement. However, there is some expectation that eight billion dollars will be cut, with many of the reductions happening in education funding.
Top lawmakers in California say they are close to a budget deal, but we're still waiting for a spending plan to be approved. Nonpartisan Sacramento political consultant Leo McElroy talks to Morning Edition about what we can expect from an agreement.
Why did the San Diego City Council approve three financial reform measures before voters have the opportunity to decide on Prop. D?
The pressure is mounting on San Diego City Council to reform its guaranteed pensions. The latest analysis shows some retired city employees make considerably more after they retire than they did while they were working.