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Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger

Separated at Birth? Arnold Schwarzenegger and Senator Blanche Lincoln

Katie Halper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Katie Halper

Democratic Senator Blanche Lincoln and Republican Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger may not be in the same political party, but they're in the same camp when it comes to opposing health care.

Schwarzenegger Sets Trap for Obama's "Race to the Top" Education Initiative

Chris Prevatt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Prevatt

If Duncan continues to blindly tout governors who have positioned right wing, anti-government wing-nuts to control federal education purse strings, it will truly be "Hasta la vista, baby" for the rest of us and our children.

California Survivors of Domestic Violence Take Another Hit

Aryn Quinn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aryn Quinn

In the past, Governor Schwarzenegger has championed the rights of victims of domestic abuse. But with a single callous act, he has compromised his legacy.

Stealing From California's Young People

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

By blocking any new revenue streams to fund higher education, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Senate Republican minority are not only taxing California's young people and their families, they are crippling the state's future.

The Terminator is Back

Eve Ensler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eve Ensler

Schwarzenegger has always had contempt for the vulnerable, or maybe it's just his own inner girlie man he despises. But now he has gone too far.

Open Letter to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger

Chantal Sicile-Kira | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chantal Sicile-Kira

I can't afford to volunteer for the community anymore. Got to spend every free moment earning money or taking care of my mom and son.

Fixing California

Bob Burnett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Burnett

California's problems are not insurmountable, but their resolution will require concerted action: new leadership, likely a new constitution, and the willingness to consider alternative revenue sources.

Why Schwarzenegger's "Legacy" Claim is a Fraud

Phil Trounstine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Phil Trounstine

Schwarzenegger's triumphalist braying was little more than an exercise in spin control, a transparent bid to establish a positive narrative for the budget disaster over which he's presided.

State Budget Deal Demonstrates California's Dysfunction

Byron Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Byron Williams

The final budget could result in fewer welfare checks dispersed, state workers continuing to take unpaid days off and new drilling for oil would be permitted off the Santa Barbara coast.

California is the Unwilling Star of a Slasher Film

Warner Chabot | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Warner Chabot

The California budget situation is no longer a "suspense movie," as Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger referred to the negotiations, but now resembles a slasher film -- full of deep and horrifying cuts.

California's Budget Crisis Turns Out to Be Great for Oil Companies. Weird.

Chris Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Kelly

We may never go to the moon again, but thanks to last night's California budget compromise, we're going to be drilling off Santa Barbara again. Who says America can't accomplish things anymore?

The Golden State, The Hummer and Hydra-Headed Budget

Susan Straight | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susan Straight

Public city colleges have raised fees, and have overcrowded classrooms and trimmed course schedules. Our best students will choose to leave the state, along with our talented professors.

Suffering in El Centro: Cigars in Sacramento

Ann Pettifor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ann Pettifor

California's economy is in free fall. This appears to be of little concern to Governor Schwarzenegger, who instead prefers to focus his energy, attention and political capital on the ballooning state budget.

Towards a Solution to the Debt Crisis in California: The State Could Walk Away and Create Its Own Credit Machine

Ellen Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ellen Brown

California could put its revenues in its own state-owned bank and fan these "reserves" into many times their face value in loans, using the same "fractional reserve" system that private banks use.

California: The Trouble With Kicking the Can Down the Road

David G. Crane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David G. Crane

It didn't have to be this way. Had California accounted for its promises, billions would not have to be taken from discretionary programs, which is just the first wave of a massive tsunami: our underfunding is simply staggering.

The Chronicle's Love Letter to Schwarzenegger

Paul Hogarth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Paul Hogarth

Bipartisan peacemaker? The only thing Arnold ever succeeded in getting Democrats and Republicans in Sacramento to agree on is that they both dislike him.

California Dreamin': How the State Can Beat Its Budget Woes

Ellen Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ellen Brown

The world's eighth largest economy is not going quietly into that pit of debt and devastation that has devoured Third World countries whole.

California Cancels 2010

Jerome Halligan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jerome Halligan

Arnold Schwarzenegger announced that his state "will skip directly to 2011." California faces a projected $26.3 billion budget deficit, and the state's controller began handing out IOUs last week.

Silly Sarah and the Govinator: A Study in Contrast

Giles Slade | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Giles Slade

Sarah's resignation confirms what her values actually are by defining what is most important to her. Governor Palin is going to keep as much of her newfound money as she can.

If Governor Schwarzenegger Had Taken Yes for an Answer - No IOUs

Karen Bass | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karen Bass

Small businesses, students, seniors, and taxpayers will all start receiving IOUS. This shameful day didn't have to arrive. In fact, Governor Schwarzenegger had several opportunities to prevent it.

Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Republicans Cost the State $7 Billion

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Schwarzenegger's brinkmanship might satisfy his ego but it is a terrible blow to California's health and to the national economy.

California's Empty Wallet: Turning Crisis into Opportunity

Ellen Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ellen Brown

Schwarzenegger rejected a plan that would save $3 billion by cutting school spending. He said he'd rather see the state issue IOUs than delay the funding problem with a piecemeal approach.

California Economy Confronts Fiscal Armageddon

Sheldon Filger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sheldon Filger

Schwarzenegger demonstrated uncharacteristic candor when he addressed a joint session of the California legislature and accurately outlined the brutal reality underlying California's dire fiscal crisis.

Our Golden State

Amy Ephron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Amy Ephron

As a native Californian and a conservationist, the idea that our State Parks may not remain open past summer has sent me off on a wild fury of exploration.

Schwarzenegger Bull Testicle Gift Doesn't Go Over Well

LA Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As lawmakers wrangled last week over how to plug California's giant deficit, the governor who once called them "girlie men" sent the state Senate lead...