Tag Archive for Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger

Correa Calls upon the Governor to Approve Vital Small Business Bill

SACRAMENTO, CA – State Senator Lou Correa (Orange County) issued the following statement urging Governor Schwarzenegger to sign Senate Bill 66 (SB 66), introduced by Senator Curren Price (Los Angeles): “California’s small businesses are the backbone of our economy and a primary source of job creation.  It is vital for our state’s economic recovery that…

Governor Signs Correa Orange County Hybrid Retirement Plan

The following press release came out from Senator Correa’s office today: SACRAMENTO, CA — Governor Schwarzenegger has responded to calls for pension reform by signing into law a measure authored by Senator Lou Correa (Orange County) that could well serve as a template throughout California. Senate Bill 752 enacts a reform in pension law that…

Governor gets the “You Lie” Treatment

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger was on the receiving end of Rep. Joe Wilson-treatment from a Democratic assemblyman last night at a Democratic Party fundraiser.  The governor was at an event in the same hotel in San Francisco when he decided to drop in on the fundraiser in an unplanned and unscheduled event.  As the Governor stepped…

Assemblyman John Pérez on Arnold’s Illegal Vetos

SACRAMENTO – In this Democratic weekly address, Assemblymember John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles), Chair of Assembly Democratic Caucus, calls the line-item vetoes Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger made to budget solution bills passed by the legislature last week illegal.  Pérez says “according to the California Supreme Court, the Governor’s authority to line-item veto only applies to new…

Yes Virginia; there is a Budget Deal and it ain’t pretty.

The Big 5 in our state government announced this evening that they have reached an agreement on the solution for California’s $26.3 billion budget shortfall. Steinberg: we have faced a cumulative $60 billion defecit since Jan. 1 Here is the video of the comments by Assembly Speaker Karen Bass at the Press Conference: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDI_G8GNosI&feature=player_embedded[/youtube] UPDATE: Here is today’s…

Democratic Weekly Address: Focus on the Budget

SACRAMENTO – In this Democratic weekly address, Assembly Budget Chair Noreen Evans (D-Santa Rosa) calls on the governor to sign off on responsible budget measures that solve the budget deficit and put an end to California’s issuance of expensive IOU’s. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lF8o8IgVbCw[/youtube]

There is more to government than the budget

Usually I find the Orange County Register’s Brian Joseph to be an objective reporter. He covers the State Capitol beat and today he posted a report on Total Buzz With budget negotiations stalled, lawmakers debate … food? that seemed to me to be straight out of the Steven Greenhut school of reporting. Yes, I know that…