Sacramento Update: Prison Overcrowding and Lottery Privatization
California lawmakers return from the holiday weekend to consider contentious issues such as privatizing the lottery and transferring inmates out of the state. Meanwhile, the deadline to pass bills ou
Alison St John (Guest Host): California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is in Canada on a trade mission funded by private business interests. Meanwhile, a federal court has cleared the way for his plan to transfer thousands of prisoners out of state as a way to solve the critical prison overcrowding problem. State government is looking for ways to raise revenues fast, perhaps with a Faustian bargain to privatize the lottery and perhaps by dispensing with millions of dollars in unclaimed property.
- Marianne Russ, capitol bureau chief of Capital Public Radio .