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Cal-EPA was one of the agencies that was gone gone gone as well, before he was elected.

Ended up appointing a GReen, Terry Tamminen, to the head of the agency instead.

flop... flip.. flop ...

The political patronage game plays on and we all pay but don't get to suit up.

1 posted on 02/17/2005 8:39:44 AM PST by NormsRevenge
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Correction to post 1.

.. Terry Tamminen was appointed as a Cabinet Secretary in the current administration, after having headed Cal-EPA, an agency the Governor said during the Recall campaign should be eliminated.
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Alan C. Lloyd replaces Terry Tamminen, a former Santa Monica-based environmental activist who moved up last month to become the governor's Cabinet secretary.

Lloyd had previously headed the California Air Resources Board since 1999.


2 posted on 02/17/2005 8:44:06 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ...... The War on Terrorism is the ultimate 'faith-based' initiative.)
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To: NormsRevenge; Carry_Okie; SierraWasp; farmfriend; Amerigomag
It looks like he may also be scrapping the spending reform bill (with the $10 Billion borrowing included), as currently written. I wonder if the Zaremberg version will also include borrowing. Replacing automatic spending reductions with specific cuts sounds like a major improvement from the prior bill.

LA Times (Skelton)

Schwarzenegger, first and foremost, is a competitor who's focused on winning. And he's quick on his feet to move away from a vulnerable position.

The latest example: He apparently intends to abandon his controversial budget-control proposal, one devised by new Finance Director Tom Campbell. Under that plan, if there was a budget hole and the Legislature couldn't fix it, spending would be cut across-the-board. This lacks both controls and flexibility.

The governor is looking at a stronger, more workable plan offered as an initiative by two business leaders: Bill Hauck, president of the Business Roundtable, and Allan Zaremberg, president of the state Chamber of Commerce. They're also longtime students of government.

Under this proposal, spending could increase modestly, but not wildly, even in boom times. Spending could climb only as fast as the three-year average growth of state revenues. If the Legislature couldn't pass a budget on time, the previous spending plan would continue in effect. If a deficit remained unresolved, the governor could cut spending any way he chose.


3 posted on 02/17/2005 12:41:29 PM PST by calcowgirl
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his about-face on the larger reorganization signals a big win for consumer activists, unions and Democrats.

Big surprise there.

5 posted on 02/17/2005 1:07:23 PM PST by farmfriend ( Congratulations. You are everything we've come to expect from years of government training.)
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It should be obvious to all by now that Schwarzenegger is simply doing the minimum to keep the state functioning without further jeopardizing it's business climate. Schwarzenegger, once trumpeted as the magic cure, is simply another politician who's job is to secure the life and property of his larger donors.

The signs have been everywhere. His unwillingness to reduce taxes. His willingness to raise taxes and fees. His unwillingness to cut spending. His willingness to propose large spending increases. His unwillingness to force a showdown in the legislature on budgetary matters through use of the veto.

Had Schwarzenegger simply told the legislature in November 2003 that the next budget was going to be smaller than the last, the legislature would have complied just as they did when Schwarzenegger told them they would not be mainstreaming illegal aliens. At that time the electorate remained bloodthirsty after their recent victory over Davis and the legislature knew it.

7 posted on 02/17/2005 3:39:50 PM PST by Amerigomag
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