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Schwarzenegger Plans $2.8 Billion More in State Cuts

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Schools would be hit by $680 million in new cuts, while the state's social safety net would lose $1 billion more in funding for the poor, disabled and aged. A 5% salary reduction for state employees would save the state $470 million.


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Blue Bunting (855)
Friday May 29, 2009, 4:15 pm
Arnold can follow Mayor Michael Bloomberg's lead and take $1 as his annual salary ... just to set an example for all the other multi-millionaire politicians in that $tate ...

Friday May 29, 2009, 4:44 pm
yes We had a change to vote on a special electon and most people did not vote which is a shame. Arnold will cut a week of school form our childern/close parks/etc Why? We are in the same place we were in the people here held a special election to get rid of our gov back in the 90"s( his name escapes me)

I agree Blue he should take a dollar for the rest of his term

Kit B (276)
Saturday May 30, 2009, 4:59 pm
Yes, California is in even worse financial shape then under Davis, and following the Reagan thinking Schwarzenegger is cutting programs that will affect the those least able to fight for their rights, always cut from the least powerful. State and federal budgets are not personal family budgets and this foolish thinking is (Reaganomics) is what has brought California and the rest of the country to crisis we are now living with. Just like Reagan - Schwarzenegger is cutting programs for those who need help the most, are in the least possible position to fight for themselves. Didn't Arnold say if he couldn't do any better then Davis he too should be thrown out? Sounds like an invitation to me. Yep, Blue - a dollar a year is the very least he could do at this point. Redistribution of wealth - from the bottom up.

sue M (184)
Saturday May 30, 2009, 6:36 pm
Give them an $8hr wage and fire 3/4 of them.

No Way (0)
Saturday May 30, 2009, 9:36 pm
It should be noted, IF people would allow Prop 8 to pass there would be MILLIONS of dollars brought into the state via fees, property titles, name changes, travel, etc., etc. Oh, but that's right, marriage is sacred and that's why more than half of straight people get divorced!

No Way (0)
Saturday May 30, 2009, 9:40 pm
To those who don't know, Arnold isn't getting paid already.

mary f (200)
Sunday May 31, 2009, 4:01 am
its always the poorest the most vulnerable and education that suffers most to fix finances but they never seem to gain when times are good

Hans L (958)
Sunday May 31, 2009, 4:28 am
Future justice starts today!

Jim Phillips (3247)
Sunday May 31, 2009, 9:25 am
From what I read recently in a newspaper was that the state employees are getting a 5-10% reduction, prisoners are being released earlier, pay cuts to the prison guards are coming soon and should be cut.

Schwarzenegger was saying that these are not cuts, they are amputations. Yep, the amputations are aimed at those who cannot afford the cuts in their programs. College students are also having programs for assistance cut completely.

California is not the only state with budget problems. Other states have them too. California just happens to have a bigger budget crisis than the other states.

We can all give thanks to bush & the neocons, far-right people, the pukes for the mess all over the US.

TY, Tom.


June Rice (125)
Sunday May 31, 2009, 10:35 am
Davis AND CA got screwed by Ken Lay and Jeff Skilling-

In March 2003, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's report on the so-called "energy crisis" was released. That report mostly vindicated Davis, laying the blame for the energy disruption and raiding of California's treasury on some 25 energy trading companies, most of which were based in Texas.

Dave Decot (1)
Sunday May 31, 2009, 12:34 pm
I hope the person that said we should "allow prop 8 to pass" didn't vote for it, expecting that to keep same sex marriage. Prop 8 is what eliminated the right of same sex couples to marry. If 10% of the people who voted for prop 8 made the same mistake you did, that would explain why we are where we are now....

Dave Decot (1)
Sunday May 31, 2009, 12:38 pm
Proposition 13 and the 2/3 rule for revenues and budgets have GOT to GO! The slide into educational mediocrity and budget fiascos started when those anti-tax proposals passed decades ago, to help millionaires avoid paying property taxes and to drown our state government. Look up Grover Norquist and his anti-government quotes.

Dave Decot (1)
Sunday May 31, 2009, 12:44 pm
Why is Arnold cutting money for giving people absentee ballots (otherwise known as vote-by-mail)? Use of vote-by-mail SAVES the government a fortune each election, by not having to have live bodies out there in the walk-in precincts, not to mention all the equipment and supplies required to run a polling place. That's a very crazy idea and I hope Debra Bowen (Sec of State) lets him know that.

Actually we could save a fortune on elections by not having so many "emergency special elections" full of Arnold's favorite budget patch propositions....

Mandi T (367)
Sunday May 31, 2009, 1:41 pm
Tx Tom -)

Aletta Kraan (146)
Sunday May 31, 2009, 4:25 pm
Noted , thanks !

Cheree M (46)
Monday June 1, 2009, 2:41 am
Noted. Thanks

Blue Bunting (855)
Tuesday July 14, 2009, 9:06 pm
Suffering in El Centro: Cigars in Sacramento 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.

Blue Bunting (855)
Tuesday July 21, 2009, 4:40 pm
* California's Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger brokered a deal on the state budget yesterday. The agreement avoids broad-based tax increases, and instead, in the midst of the recession, slashes services for the elderly and the poor, including health care access for seniors and children.

Blue Bunting (855)
Friday July 24, 2009, 5:26 pm
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