California Governor Jerry Brown has reached the outline of a budget deal with state Democratic leaders. The two sides have been wrangling over deep cuts to social programs. The agreement is just the latest development in the story of California's budget crisis — with negotiations over pension cuts still looming and a November ballot initiative that will ask Californians to raise their own taxes to prevent steeper cuts to the state' schools. Melissa Block talks with Ben Adler of Capital Public Radio in Sacramento.
In the aftermath of the FreshPAC scandal, the D.C. Council is looking at ways to reduce the impact of high-dollar special interests on local elections. The answer, according to some legislators, is public financing.
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