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Calif. Governor Signs Rigs-to-Reefs Billnew

Controversial Proposal to Allow Offshore Oil Platforms to Remain Once Dead Becomes Law.
Santa Barbara Independent  |  Matt Kettmann  |  10-04-2010  |  Environment

Undocumented Immigrants Barred from Visiting Loved Ones in Prisonnew

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger recently floated the idea of building prisons in Mexico to house the 18,000 California inmates who are in the country illegally. We have to wonder: Could a jailbird's mom visit him in Tijuana? Because if she's undocumented, she can't do that here.
SF Weekly  |  Lauren Smiley  |  02-17-2010  |  Immigration

Microstipends For Parentless Youths Got Slashed by Arnold. Will Kids Fight Back?new

A week after Schwarzenegger signed six bills touted to help foster youths, the state Department of Social Services told the public foster-care systems up and down the state that new cuts were coming, including one trim that wiped out the entire $3.6 million budget for so-called Emancipated Foster Youth Stipends.
L.A. Weekly  |  Daniel Heimpel  |  01-08-2010  |  Children & Families

Pacific Pride Foundation is One of Many California Orgs Reeling from $52M in AIDS Funding Cutsnew

With a stroke of his pen, Governor Schwarzenegger slashed $52 million from critical AIDS services funding through the state's Office of AIDS. That shoves California back to pre-1985 levels of funding, essentially the dark ages of HIV/AIDS awareness and treatment.
Santa Barbara Independent  |  Penny Patterson  |  08-10-2009  |  Politics

State Budget Debacle: California Descendingnew

Some experts predict the state budget will quickly become unbalanced again, thanks to a persistently bad economy. But that didn't stop self-congratulations and posturing by Arnold Schwarzenegger, Democratic majority leaders Karen Bass and Darrell Steinberg, and Republican minority leaders Dennis Hollingsworth and Sam Blakeslee, the so-called "big five" who worked out this latest budget.
L.A. Weekly  |  Jill Stewart  |  07-31-2009  |  Politics

California Republicans Don't Really Care if the State Goes Bankruptnew

The Republicans largely carried the day because they had all the power: they could block any budget deal, they refused to raise any taxes, and they don't really care if the state goes bankrupt. In fact, Gov. Schwarzenegger was happy to draw the crisis out as long as necessary -- it helped his poll rating.
San Francisco Bay Guardian  |  Editorial  |  07-29-2009  |  Commentary

How Arnold Schwarzenegger Is Using the Budget Crisis to Wreck California's Futurenew

Schwarzenegger sees himself as a man with bold, sometimes even liberal ideas who is forced to propose massive budget cuts as a result of a broken government and a deadlocked legislature. The reality the governor is attempting to hide is much different.
Random Lengths News  |  Robert Cruickshank  |  07-18-2009  |  Commentary

California is in the Worst Mess in its History ... Who Will Save the Golden State?new

California's economy looks like it's driving off a cliff. But we've already crashed over the railing and are now free falling towards certain doom.
Monterey County Weekly  |  Jessica Lyons  |  07-16-2009  |  Politics

California's Indie Booksellers Take On Amazon.comnew

Berkeley Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner wants the giant online retailers to stop cheating both California and independent booksellers.
East Bay Express  |  Robert Gammon  |  03-04-2009  |  Books

Summer Blazes Reveal the Real Cost of California's Money Problemsnew

As Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger explained how he's get a handle on the fires, a man-made disaster erupted, as the annual financial crisis that paralyzes the state every budget season reeled out of control.
Metro Silicon Valley  |  Eric Johnson  |  07-17-2008  |  Disasters

Four Govs Gather at Yale Climate Conference to Promise They Won't Let the World Endnew

Governors Jon Corzine, Kathleen Sebelius, Jodi Rell and, of course, Arnold Schwarzenegger, met to sign a declaration to renew statewide efforts to reduce our collective carbon footprint. The event marked the 100th anniversary of the original 1908 "governors conference" sponsored by then-President Theodore Roosevelt, which called the public "to consider the weightiest problem now before the nation."
New Haven Advocate  |  Alexis Fitts  |  04-29-2008  |  Environment

California Shows Us How Not to Fight Global Warmingnew

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Attorney General Jerry Brown are moving forward with new ways of forcing significantly more density upon L.A. and other cities. But the debate is being dominated by the smart-growth movement, unsettling several top global-warming scientists and researchers, who say the sweeping land-use proposals being considered have little basis in science.
L.A. Weekly  |  Jill Stewart  |  04-18-2008  |  Environment

Who Said Building a Railroad Was Easy?new

This could be the make-or-break year for California's proposed high-speed rail system.
East Bay Express  |  Matthew Green  |  01-09-2008  |  Transportation

Governor Hummernew

Schwarzenegger claims to be an environmentalist, but his choice of vehicles and his endorsements out him as a hypocrite.
San Francisco Bay Guardian  |  Steven T. Jones  |  11-01-2006  |  Politics

The Decline-to Statenew

California's governor's race will turn on the rapidly increasing number of independent voters who won't declare for either party.
Los Angeles CityBeat  |  Mindy Farabee  |  10-06-2006  |  Politics

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