Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger: “I will not give the traditional state of the state address here today because the reality is that our state is incapacitated until we solve the budget crisis. The truth is that California is in a state of emergency.”
The Democrats did not give an official response as they have in the past. Instead, our audio includes individual reactions from Democratic and Republican legislative leaders.
of Capital Public Radio hosts, with analysis
from Capital Public Radio Network
Bureau Chief Marianne Russ, the California Budget Project's
Executive Director Jean Ross, Republican
political strategist Sal Russo, Director of the Institute for the Study of
Politics and Media Barbara O’Connor, and more.
Listen/Download in Parts
Governor Schwarzenegger’s 2009 State of the State speech (12 min 19 sec)
Preview of the speech with analysts listed above (9 min 56 sec)
Post-speech analysis, with reaction from Assemblymembers Paul Cook (R-Yucca Valley) and Dave Jones (D-Sacramento),
and Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (36 min 41 sec)