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Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has taken the ax yet again to California's social programs, vetoing almost $1 billion in spending on welfare, special education, child care and other programs before signing a budget bill into law.

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As the gay marriage train prepares to leave the station, it's odd but telling to see Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger urging the resumption of same-sex marriages in California while Democratic President Barack Obama remains opposed.

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California's outdated technical infrastructure has made 200,000 state employees very, very happy. After an injunction by the governor to cut workers pay to the state's $7.25 minimum wage, the state controller has successfully argued that such pay docking would be impossible given the state's outdated payroll computer system.

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Around 200,000 state employees in California will notice an adjustment in their July paychecks -- and it won't be the kind of change they want According to an order issued Thursday by Gov Arnold Schwarzenegger (continued).

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We've known for years that Jerry Brown would run to succeed Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2010, but the former two-term governor waited until Tuesday to make it official In his announcement video, Brown promised not to raise taxes without (continued).

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After terminating his second stint as California's governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger will be looking for a fourth act in life. The movie-star-turned-politician told reporters in Italy, "I am not going to run for anything else." So what's next? Environmental activist? Hummer salesman? Judge on Project Runway? (continued)

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The California governor and rare Hollywood Republican released a statement Tuesday in support of health care reform, in which he praised the president and urged his "colleagues on both sides of the political aisle at the national level to move forward and accomplish these vital goals for the American people."

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Soon California can stop being the butt of jokes -- although seriously, Alabama, let's not point fingers. Party elders in Sacramento have reached an agreement that should balance the budget with $15.5 billion in cuts that will hurt students, the poor, children and the elderly. Republicans, who make up only about a third of the state Legislature, managed to thwart any new taxes.

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Looks like Republicans are going to win out in California's seemingly endless budget battle, despite holding a minority in the state Legislature. The deal lawmakers are inching toward favors Gov. Schwarzenegger's desire to make the poor, the elderly and schoolchildren pay for the state's financial crisis.

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