Friday is the deadline for California school districts to issue teachers layoff notices for the academic year that starts in the fall. As Ben Adler reports from Sacramento, there’s a huge drop-off in the number of pink slips this year.
Governor Jerry Brown’s new California budget proposal marks an end to the crippling deficits that have plagued California for years. It’s also an attempt to make major policy changes – without big increases in spending. But the governor’s message of fiscal restraint could find a warmer reception from Republicans than from his fellow Democrats. Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler and Amy Quinton bring us this two-part report from Sacramento.