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Sanchez: Schwarzenegger balancing budget on the backs of teachers and students

Once again, the state legislature is showing just how out-of-touch it is with the priorities of millions of California families. In an effort to pay their bills, state lawmakers have decided to withhold billions of dollars in funding for teachers and students. Given the severity and potential impact of these cuts, you would think California’s legislators would redouble their efforts to find another solution. Instead, they are preparing to adjourn at the end of August – without a solvent budget.

Race to the Top-Buyers Beware

While our local districts are comprised of well intentioned, highly educated and reflective leaders who are doing their best to find resources to fill the budget shortfall, we are perplexed that some districts (60% state-wide) agreed to submit a “Memorandum Of Understanding” with the Governor’s Office to participate in California’s application for the federal Race to the Top (RTTT) competitive grant program.

Schwarzenegger Picks Maldonado for Lt. Gov

Sorry for the rip-and-read here, but it is what it is. From Dan Smith at The Sacramento Bee: Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger today said he would appoint Republican state Sen. Abel Maldonado to fill the vacant lieutenant governor’s job, perhaps setting off a partisan squabble over his confirmation. Maldonado, 42, of Santa Maria, has been one…

Governor Signs Harvey Milk Day and Marriage Recognition Bills

Editor’s Note:  The following was sent in a release from Equality California. We may not agree with much that Gov. Schwarenegger does, but today, we thank him. Sacramento – Today Governor Schwarzenegger signed into law two historic LGBT rights bills – recognizing the contributions of slain civil rights leader Harvey Milk and a bill that…

Gavin Newsom’s Policies Already Being Implemented

He has not even gotten the Democratic nomination and already Gavin Newsom’s policies and ideas are being implemented statewide. Imagine my suprise when I get a message from Santa Ana Mayor Pulido announcing a program he is  coordinating with Governor Schwarzenegger to bring a banking program to Santa Ana that began in San Francisco. In…

State Budget Meeting Rescheduled, 11 am Monday?

From SacBee.com: Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger canceled a pivotal Sunday meeting with legislative leaders because negotiators had trouble coordinating their schedules at the last minute, his office said. State leaders had hoped to use Sunday’s meeting to finish a deal to bridge the state’s $26 billion deficit; they now plan to resume talks today. Leaders last…