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2/27/2004
Carmen Balber & Doug Heller
Arnold's disclosure reports show $3/4 million in contributions over the last two days while the California governor was on his East Coast swing. More than half a million of this large sum went to his initiative committee, Yes on 57 & 58. This should raise eyebrows because a series of donations to this effort to sell $15 billion in bonds came...
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2/24/2004
David Fink & Doug Heller
On Meet the Press yesterday, Arnold advised President Bush about giving and getting in politics: "You know, what you would do for them, they will do back for you." For Arnold's 100th day as Governor, Arnold Watch has assembled the following index of what is being given and gotten in California politics: Amount of total campaign...
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2/9/2004
Doug Heller & Carmen Balber
Is Arnold using a complex set of campaign committees and money transfers to skirt California law and hide funding of the Yes on Propositions 57 & 58 campaign from the public? In 1996, California voters went the the ballot box to require initiative sponsors to reveal who is really behind measures on the ballot every election. The law requires...
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2/6/2004
Jamie Court
February 6, 2004 Re: Why You Must Cancel Your New York Fundraiser Dear Governor Schwarzenegger: The $500,000 question is why would New Yorkers pay one half million dollars per person to influence a California ballot initiative at your fundraiser later this month in the home of Robert Wood Johnson IV? Just one answer to that question requires you...
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1/6/2004
Carmen Balber & Doug Heller
In tonight's 20-minute State of the State address, Arnold is expected to make workers' compensation reform the key to his economic recovery plan. But in tonight's speech, insurance regulation is not likely to cross Arnold's lips. Insurance interests have donated nearly $400,000 to Arnold, $235,000 of which came from the nation's largest workers'...
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11/20/2003
Jamie Court
We've seen all kinds of celebrity impersonators show up at car dealerships for a grand opening or end-of-year sale. But to get the real deal, you need to do something special. And guess what: the car dealership where Arnold celebrated his car tax repeal today just happens to be owned by H.F. and Jane Boeckmann, who contributed $52,400 to Arnold....