KQED’s Cy Musiker talked with State Controller John Chiang about the state’s deepening budget gap.

California’s budget calls for automatic cuts to many programs if the state falls short of its tax projections, and so far this fiscal year, the state is $1.5 billion dollars below estimates. Hear Chiang explain how we got here, and what this could mean for services like education and health care.

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Kelly Wilkinson

Kelly Wilkinson is a radio journalist living in San Francisco. You can hear her reporting frequently on KQED FM and The California Report. In addition to covering California and Bay Area news, Kelly writes the (mostly) crafty blog Make Grow Gather. There she chronicles her love of making things like lemon curd from foraged fruit, spray-painted lampshades and cut felt placemats. The projects she creates are regularly picked up by national websites and magazines. Kelly grew up in a renovated barn in Virginia and is constantly trying to bring a little bit of her rural upbringing to her now-urban life. By day, she catches the N-Judah out the front door. By weekend, she tends bees and grows vegetables in the backyard.

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