New Mexico Governor Susanna Martinez speaks at the Republican National Convention Wednesday night. The party hopes the nation's first Hispanic female governor will help showcase diversity, and in turn, attract Hispanic voters.
California Governor Jerry Brown has reached a deal with legislators to overhaul the state's pension system. The changes include capping annual pension payments, requiring new employees to pay 50 percent of their pension costs and raising the retirement age. The package will save the state about $30 billion.
The seven-term representative from Wisconsin is set to accept the GOP's vice-presidential nomination on Wednesday. Although he has won over remaining doubters within the party, he could hurt efforts to reach out to independents.
Steve Inskeep talks to Billy Nungesser, president of Plaquemines Parish, about how Hurricane Isaac is impacting his community. Nungesser says the storm that hit his parish in southeast Louisiana was "no Category 1" hurricane.
While Hurricane Issac is less powerful than Katrina which struck seven years ago, it has already cut off power to hundreds of thousands of people. In addition water has topped a levee in southeastern Louisiana.
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