Roundtable: Impeachment Inquiry Launched
Friday, September 27, 2019
Credit: Associated Press
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The House of Representatives looks toward the impeachment of President Trump. An investigation into San Diego County's jail system raises concern. SDG&E pushes for change, but how much could it cost customers.
Aired: September 27, 2019 | Transcript+ Subscribe to this podcast
Tony Perry, Former Los Angeles Times reporter
Kelly Davis , Correspondent, The San Diego Union-Tribune
Rob Nikolewski, Reporter, The San Diego Union-Tribune
Impeachment inquiry launched
Is impeachment in store for embattled President Donald Trump? This week House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the launching of an impeachment inquiry following a whistle-blower complaint on controversial communication between President Trump and the Ukrainian President. With overwhelming support from House Democrats, some Republican politicians appear to be slowly getting on board.
San Diego County jail deaths
An investigation into the San Diego County jail system finds an alarming death rate among inmates compared to other large counties in the state. The San Diego Union-Tribune reports at least 140 inmates have died while in custody within the last ten years. That equates to roughly one inmate a month. Now, some county supervisors are calling for a review of the Sheriff’s Department and its behind-bar operations.
SDG&E seasonal rates
SDG&E is proposing an elimination of seasonal rates due to the common increase of expensive usage during the summer months. However, the utility company is also planning to add a “fixed charge” of $10 a month to customers’ bills. While SDG&E says the proposals will lead to savings for the ratepayer, some are skeptical it will be more of a financial burden on those who use less energy.
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