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Budget would cut support for seniors

February 25, 2010

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s proposed budget for the coming year has serious implications for California’s low-income seniors.
According to a recent analysis by the UCLA Center for Health Policy, the proposal would dismantle California’s home- and community-based long-term care system. Full implementation of the proposed cuts would likely leave frail, low-income seniors – among the state’s most vulnerable residents – without needed support.

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Governor proposes anti-obesity agenda

February 24, 2010

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has proposed eight new measures to fight childhood obesity. Among other things, the governor wants to increase access to free water for school children, eliminate sports drinks from the public schools and increase physical activity in after-school programs.

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Schwarzenegger puts friend, confidante in education post

February 23, 2010

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s appointment of Bonnie Reiss as his education secretary gives him a trusted confidante to advise him on a key issue as he winds down his seven years in office. Reiss has known Schwarzenegger almost as long as he has known his wife, Maria Shriver. She is fiercely loyal, and while she is a liberal, she has butted heads with the powerful California Teachers Association.

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Babies, bathwater and billions

February 14, 2010

If someone handed Governor Schwarzenegger a check for a billion dollars, you probably wouldn’t expect him to tear it up or send it to Washington, D.C. to give to other states. But that’s exactly what he has proposed doing in his FY 2010/11 budget. And his budget would toss a million children’s reliable health care overboard at the same time.

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Steinberg, Arnold make joint plea in DC

January 19, 2010

Senate Leader Darrell Steinberg has joined Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in Washington D.C. for a two-pronged bipartisan push for more aid and federal breaks for California.

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