Articles Tagged With ‘Arnold Schwarzenegger’

Oil company, environmental groups in secret deal

Three major Santa Barbara environmental groups allegedly agreed to support a controversial offshore oil drilling project in 2008, in exchange for $100,000 and other benefits. [Associated Press] The confidential agreement involved Plains Exploration & Production and local environmental groups, including... (Continue reading)

Supreme Court blocks early release of prisoners

The Supreme Court temporarily blocked an attempt to allow the early release of 40,000 prisoners in California. [Los Angeles Times] The early release is being advocated as a way to reduce prison overcrowding in California. However, the Supreme Court decided... (Continue reading)

Governor seeks to terminate environmental restrictions

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger wants 100 major construction projects across the state exempted from California environmental laws. [Capitol Weekly] The plan, already coming under heavy attack, would block the power of the courts to review 25 projects each year, from 2011... (Continue reading)

Governor seeks to shift taxes to middle class

Sacramento observers believe Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is embracing a tax reform system for California that includes a major shift in the tax burden from the rich to the middle class. [Oakland Tribune] The strategy comes on the heels of a... (Continue reading)

Governor to call emergency session

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger plans to call the state Legislature into emergency session to deal with a nearly $6.3 billion budget gap in the current fiscal year. The emergency declaration, authorized by the voters under Prop 58, requires lawmakers to act... (Continue reading)

California faces more budget cuts in 2010

California heads in to 2010 facing a nearly $21 billion shortfall during the next 18 months, despite a wave of deep spending cuts. [Associated Press] Pick an issue. Any issue. Class enrollment will swell. Public colleges will raises fees and... (Continue reading)

Arnold seeks help from feds

Faced with a $21 billion budget deficit, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is turning to Washington for help. However, the governor, according to published reports, isn’t seeking more stimulus money or a bailout. Instead, Schwarzenegger is expected to ask President Obama to... (Continue reading)

Saving for a rainy day

BY JEFF BLISS We have become 99 percent money mad. The method of living at home modestly and within our income, laying a little by systematically for the proverbial rainy day which is due to come, can almost be listed... (Continue reading)

Schwarzenegger awards Nipomo man Medal of Valor

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger presented a Nipomo man with the Silver Medal of Valor on Dec. 10 for his heroic acts in protecting fellow motorists and helping to save the life of a Fish and Game employee. [Noozhawk] On June 9,... (Continue reading)

Arnold’s approval hits new low

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s approval rating as governor has dropped to a new low, according to a poll by the Public Policy Institute of California. [Los Angeles Times] Voters, concerned by the economy and the state’s dismal finances, give the governor poor... (Continue reading)