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CA: Governor's acts may chill talks
OC Register ^ | 12/20/03 | Tom Chorneau - AP

Posted on 12/20/2003 9:23:49 AM PST by NormsRevenge

Edited 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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: acts; calgov2002; chill; governors; knife; prop57; prop58; schwarzenegger; talks

1 posted on 12/20/2003 9:23:50 AM PST by NormsRevenge
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To: *calgov2002
".. high-wire act."

just one of many components in a circus
2 posted on 12/20/2003 9:25:41 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Support Our Troops /~normsrevenge)
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I remember when Ronnie Reagan took over. He proposed a tax cut, but congress balked. He called a news conference, told America to call their congressmen if they wanted a tax cut.
The tax cut passed.
Maybe Ahnold should give that a try.
3 posted on 12/20/2003 9:31:52 AM PST by wdkeller
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To: NormsRevenge
Only a week after forging a bipartisan agreement to eliminate the state deficit and restrict future spending

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.

6 posted on 12/20/2003 3:27:46 PM PST by Amerigomag
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I remember when Ronnie Reagan took over. He proposed a tax cut, but congress balked. He called a news conference, told America to call their congressmen if they wanted a tax cut. The tax cut passed. Maybe Ahnold should give that a try.

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.

7 posted on 12/21/2003 5:52:46 AM PST by John Jorsett
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"In one week's time, we've gone from working in a bipartisan manner to him working around us," said Assemblywoman Jenny Oropeza, D-Long Beach.

I guess he can't be all bad.

8 posted on 12/21/2003 5:54:50 AM PST by Saundra Duffy (For victory & freedom!!!)
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