Skip to comments.CA: Governor's acts may chill talks
Posted on 12/20/2003 9:23:49 AM PST by NormsRevengeEdited on 04/14/2004 10:06:33 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]
SACRAMENTO – Only a week after forging a bipartisan agreement to eliminate the state deficit and restrict future spending, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger moved aggressively on his own, invoking emergency powers to protect public-safety funds.
While some called it a bold move to head off a pending crisis, Democrats say the Republican governor's decision has also bought him political complications on longer-term issues like next year's budget.
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High poetry unless you think the participation of only two Republican senators who are Republican party loyalists, prone to conciliation rather than conservative principals meets the threshold of the spirit of bipartisanism.
Actually, he did. He appeared on radio shows all over the state asking people to contact their legislators and tell them to support his budget plan. I don't know how many did it (I was one who did), but it didn't seem to have much effect on the Democrats.
I guess he can't be all bad.
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