Posts Tagged ‘Arnold Schwarzenegger’

Arnold meets his match in India

Friday, September 19th, 2014
Arnold meets CM

Arnold Schwarzenegger has met his match in South India. On Monday, just a few days after the controversial unveiling of his official gubernatorial portrait in Sacramento, the former California governor traveled halfway around the world to Chennai, India. During Arnold’s second trip to India ...

Arnold returns for ‘climate change’ confab

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014
Global warming, not

While restarting his acting career and going through numerous personal crises, Arnold Schwarzenegger has avoided reminding people he was the governor for seven disastrous years. He returned to Sacramento this week to sponsor a confab on what he once called "global warming," as in his AB32, the Glob...

Vergara appeal decision: Nixon goes to China for Jerry Brown?

Sunday, August 24th, 2014

To an astounding degree, prominent California Democrats have so far avoided substantive comment on Judge Rolf Treu's landmark -- but tentative -- June 10 ruling in Los Angeles Superior Court that teacher tenure laws are so harmful to minority students in poor neighborhoods that it "shocks the consc...

Poll: CA likes insurance price controls, Covered CA

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

A new Field Poll shows strong support for Proposition 45, which will give the state insurance commissioner, Davy Jones, even stronger powers to regulate health insurance. The race is just heating up. And insurance companies are running ads against it. But with 69 percent favoring it already, it's go...

Chiro settlement a reminder of board crony problem

Saturday, July 26th, 2014
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This week, we got a fresh reminder of the problems created by the practice of allowing governors to appoint cronies and campaign contributors to cushy, well-paying jobs on the oversight boards of many state agencies. This is from the Sac Bee: Four years after a Sacramento jury found a Board of Chir...

CA taxes have DROPPED $6 billion

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Let me elaborate on something I mentioned in a blog yesterday: California taxes have dropped $6 billion in the last two years. That's because Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's record, $13 billion tax increase of 2009 expired and was replaced in 2012 by Gov. Jerry Brown's $7 billion tax increase of Prop...

Profiting from stem-cell public-private partnership

Saturday, July 12th, 2014
CIRM

While governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger loved to tout "public-private partnerships"; another phrase for which is "crony capitalism." One such partnership he backed was Proposition 71 back in 2004, which allocated $3 billion to fund stem-cell research. Except that, with interest, the payback amount ...

7 ways James Fallows is wrong about the CA bullet train

Friday, July 11th, 2014
fallows

Writing on The Atlantic's website, the much-respected journalist/intellectual James Fallows -- a Redlands native who knows California better than nearly all other national pundits -- has come out as a big fan of the state's bullet-train project. He promises to return frequently to the project in com...

Arnold still driving Hummer

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014
Schwarzenegger bentley

Despite its motto, "Advancing Policy, Not Politics" -- as if the two could be separated -- the USC Schwarzenegger Institute still promotes the former governor's policies on global warming/climate change. A recent press release reads: Arnold Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on President Obama’s Pla...

Sacramento pack somehow perceives well-run state government

Friday, July 4th, 2014
Darrell-Steinberg

Happy Fourth, everyone! In January 2008. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said that he backed state lawmakers' push to revise strict term limits for a specific reason. In response to a question I asked him at an editorial board meeting, Arnold said he thought Assembly Speaker Fabian Núñez and Senate...