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Blog Post
9/8/2008
Posted by Carmen Balber
Critics say a coin-operated governor is beholden to the special interests that have given him more money than any governor (and most politicians) in California history. Political opponents with an agenda launch an effort to recall him. Despite the governor's bottom-of-the-barrel approval ratings, no one takes the effort seriously, or doubts the...
Blog Post
8/28/2008
posted by Doug Heller & Mark Reback
Arnold dusted off his old recall election campaign theme of cleaning up Sacramento yesterday when he lambasted Senate Leader Don Perata for accepting $577,000 from the union that represents prison guards.  Apparently the union is trying to get the Legislature to authorize a pay raise for prison guards.  Don Perata's defense, that he...
Blog Post
8/27/2008
posted by Doug Heller
The Sacramento Bee's Capitol columnist Dan Walters writes today: It's becoming evident that Schwarzenegger will say and do anything – as well as sign anything – to slide through the remainder of his governorship, and then dump his mess in someone else's lap. He's rapidly approaching buffoonery. Ouch.  As our updated...
Blog Post
8/25/2008
Posted by Carmen Balber
Governor Schwarzenegger just posted a $25,000 contribution to his redistricting committee from a company called AECOM. Guess what they do? From Hoovers.com: AECOM provides planning, consulting, and construction management services for civil and infrastructure construction, including airports, highways, and water/wastewater and power transmission...
Blog Post
8/19/2008
Posted by Mark Reback
It seems the extent of Governor Schwarzenegger's solution for Californians to help combat sky-high gas prices is... promoting more efficient use of gasoline. Gee thanks for the big idea, Arnold. It's not the first time Arnold has tried to appear "green", while staying the gasoline-powered course, not to mention the gov's attempts at...
Blog Post
7/25/2008
Posted by Carmen Balber
Governor Schwarzenegger's attempt to drastically cut wages for hundreds of thousands of state workers until a new budget is approved has drawn fire from right, left and center as variously illegal, immoral, or just a ham-handed threat. The State Controller (who signs the checks) said he won't cut state employees' pay (in the SF Chronicle). ...
Blog Post
7/23/2008
Posted by Carmen Balber
The annual failure of the legislature to pass a budget on time is about to hit more Californians in the pocketbook. Governor Schwarzenegger is planning on cutting wages for over 200,000 state employees to $6.55/hr – the federal minimum wage. (Read the story that just popped up in the Sacramento Bee.) The slashed wages will last until...
News Release
7/17/2008
CONTACT CONTACT: Jerry Flanagan, (310) 889-4912
Santa Monica, CA -- Governor Schwarzenegger and regulators announced a company-friendly settlement with Blue Shield today on the heels of a new lawsuit filed by the Los Angeles City Attorney that could cost the company $1 billion for retroactively canceling policies when patients got sick.  Today's settlement would let the company off the...
Blog Post
7/1/2008
Posted by Carmen Balber
This story appeared in the British Daily Telegraph today, questioning whether Governor Schwarzenegger's commitment to reducing greenhouse gases is only skin-deep. It appears he just bought a 13-mile-to-the-gallon muscle car: Arnold Schwarzenegger dents green credentials with Dodge Challenger ...In an interview last year, the governor spoke of...
Blog Post
6/10/2008
Posted By Mark Reback
Henry Nicholas, the multiply indicted co-founder and ex-CEO of Broadcom, is also Gov. Schwarzenegger’s #4 overall donor. He and his NSC Holdings LLC have given $1,650,000 into Arnold’s various campaign committees since 2003. Arnold may not be running for any immediate office, but given the sweep of federal charges against Nicholas, why...