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Sacramento Update: Air Resource Head Fired, Health Care Reform, Budget

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This week in Sacramento, lawmakers still have not passed a budget and Governor Schwarzenegger faces political heat for firing the chair of the Air Resources Board. Also, new reports offer grim health

Sacramento Update: Air Resource Head Fired, Health Care Reform, Budget

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Alison St John (Guest Host): When you hear about Democratic legislators threatening to subpoena members of the Republican administration over why a regulator has been fired, you might think, "Oh, those Beltway politicians." But in fact, this story is happening in Sacramento. 

Governor Schwarzenegger has replaced the head of a key environmental protection agency, prompting an outcry among Democrats, who question if he's sincere about global warming initiatives. Also out of Sacramento this week, health care reform proposals focus on more employer based health insurance, but a new study reveals fewer people are insured through their work than five years ago

Plus, what were Bob Barker, Sylvester Stalone and Lassie doing at the state capital this week?

Mary Nichols, Governor Schwarzenegger's nominee to be the new chair of the California Air Resources Board , makes a confirmation appearance Tuesday, July 17 th .

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