Debt-Ceiling Impact on Golden State

The deal is done. Now what?

Tuesday, Aug 2, 2011  |  Updated 7:39 PM PDT
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What do the latest developments in the debt ceiling plan mean for us? Christopher Thornberg from Beacon Economics joins Chuck Henry on Nonstop News LA.

What do the latest developments in the debt ceiling plan mean for us? Christopher Thornberg from Beacon Economics joins Chuck Henry on Nonstop News LA.

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Countdown to Debt Ceiling Deadline

Editorial contributor for the Huffington Post, Carl Jeffers, joins Colleen Williams on Nonstop News LA to analyze the political implications of the current impasse.

Debt Debate: What to Do With Your Money?

The debt debate on Capitol Hill has everyone talking about the possibility of a default and its effect on interest rates. It's a tough situation that has many people scrambling to find out what to do with their money.
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With both side of Congress signing on to the debt-ceiling deal the details of the words on paper can now begin to be analyzed.

Economists have predicted a dire situation if a solution couldn't be reached before the Aug. 2 deadline. Although, some analysts said the Treasury can provide money for the nation's bills until Aug. 8, possibly Aug. 15.

Below, we take a look at some of the related issues facing Californians.

CA Officials Comment on the Debate: California Congressional representatives have released the following statements, windows into the historical battle on the Hill to raise the nation's debt limit. Full Story

Debt Debate: What to Do With Your Money?
The debt debate on Capitol Hill has everyone talking about the possibility of a default and its effect on interest rates. It's a tough situation that has many people scrambling to find out what to do with their money. Full Story

Unemployment Checks Could Be Cut Off
Thousands of miles may not be enough to shield Californians from the debt debacle coming to a head in Washington, D.C. for weeks. Full Story

California Impact: The Debt Ceiling Impasse
No state would be hit harder than California. Full Story
The numbers tell the story. Full Story

Prop Zero: What Would Ronnie Do?
That’s the question Tea Partiers continually insist GOP conservatives answer and answer "correctly." That demand has fueled the stalemate in Washington over raising the debt ceiling. Blog Post

Prop Zero: State Treasurer Prepares for Deadline
The cold cup of coffee came courtesy of State Treasurer Bill Lockyer, who announced that he, acting on behalf of the state of California, would seek $5 billion in short-term loans next Tuesday. Blog Post

Prop Zero: This Sounds Familiar
If the fight over the debt limit in Washington this week feels familiar to you as a Californian, it should. Blog Post

The Compromise
To some, the compromise was a disgraceful abandonment of Democratic Party principles, and a shakedown perpetrated by Tea Party extremists. Full Story
 

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