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Governor Schwarzenegger Mobilizes Calif. State Resources in Response to Storm

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Schwarzenegger today directed his departments and agencies to take actions to prepare and respond to the needs of Californians during an unusually strong storm that will result in many parts of the state experiencing triple the amount of a typical October rain in one day. The storm is likely to […]

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Governor Schwarzenegger Signs Mortgage Protection Legislation

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — To help prevent California homeowners and homebuyers from being negatively impacted by the fraudulent mortgage practices that have arisen in the aftermath of the national foreclosure crisis, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed legislation to increase protections for consumers in the lending market and provide law enforcement with more tools to crack […]

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Gov. Schwarzenegger Signs Legislation to Provide Services and Resources to California’s Foster Children

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed a package of legislation focused on expanding and promoting adoption opportunities and increasing services for children in California’s foster care system. The bills signed into law will create a food stamp program to assist youth transitioning out of the foster care system and help provide housing […]

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Gov. Schwarzenegger Signs Legislation Supporting Crime Victims

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger announced he has signed SB 314 by Senator Ron Calderon (D-Montebello) to enhance the state’s efforts to collect restitution fines for crime victims in a more efficient and thorough manner and increasing the amount a victim can receive for relocation assistance. “Being a victim of crime is a […]

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Gov. Schwarzenegger Signs Public Safety Legislation Protecting Kids from Sexual Offenders

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a package of legislation that will help better protect California’s children and families from sexual offenders. The bills will ensure that businesses providing goods or services to minors are informed if a potential employee is a registered sex offender, improve the quality of sex offender assessments and […]

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Governor Schwarzenegger Submits California’s Application for $4.7 Billion in High-Speed Rail Recovery Act Funding

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Joined by federal, state and local officials in united support, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced his submission of the state’s application for nearly $4.7 billion in federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) funding for engineering, design and construction on California’s high-speed train system. Pledging a dollar-for-dollar match from state […]

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Gov. Schwarzenegger Announces $26.5 Million in Clean-Air Grants for Southern California

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — At the Port of Long Beach, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today joined U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson to announce that over $26.5 million in clean-air grants have been awarded to Southern California as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) to date. Helping California speed its […]

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Governor Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Federal Action on California’s Water Crisis

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement after U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Obama administration officials announced new federal actions that will be taken to address California’s water crisis: “Californians are suffering from an extreme water crisis due to a three-year drought and two federal biological opinions […]

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Governor Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on California Unemployment Rate

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today released the following statement after the California Employment Development Department distributed its most recent unemployment data: “The latest unemployment numbers reinforce the importance of combining federal, state and local efforts to put Californians back to work and to help all those struggling in this difficult economy.” He […]

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Gov. Schwarzenegger Announces Expedited Recovery Act Funding for Schools

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced that $1.3 billion in expedited State Fiscal Stabilization Funds (SFSF) will be available for California’s school districts, colleges and universities this year. In May, the U.S. Department of Education provided California $3.2 billion for the first phase of SFSF, 67 percent of California’s total $4.9 billion […]

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Gov. Schwarzenegger Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced the following appointments: First, Floyd Hayhurst, 51, of Ontario, has been reappointed to the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training. He has served as deputy sheriff for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department since 1982. Hayhurst also serves as vice president of the Association for […]

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Gov. Schwarzenegger Highlights California’s Push for Education Reform at School Rally

LOS ANGELES /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today joined the Reverend Jesse Jackson at an assembly at Dorsey High School in Los Angeles to challenge young people to take a more active role in building a stronger future for California. The Governor called on students to work hard in school and persevere through challenges […]

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Gov. Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on California’s Nation-Leading Environmental Standards

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Schwarzenegger issued the following statement today after the President announced the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) will adopt a vehicle emissions standard modeled after California’s first-in-the-nation standard and the International Code Council announced the state’s newly adopted Green Building Standards Code will serve as a foundation for commercial buildings […]

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$49.6 Million in Recovery Funding Awarded to Advance Local State Energy Efficiency Programs

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — California today received $49.6 million to advance local energy efficiency programs under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Energy Efficiency Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) program. The California Energy Commission (CEC) estimates that energy efficiency investments from this program can save 61.2 million kilowatt-hours of electricity; reduce carbon dioxide emissions by […]

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Gov. Schwarzenegger Announces Low Interest Federal Loans Available for Residents, Business Owners Affected by Station Fire

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has declared Los Angeles County a disaster area as a result of the Station fire, ensuring that low interest federal loans are available for residents and business owners affected by the fire, which began on August 26. This action […]

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Gov. Schwarzenegger Signs Executive Order to Advance State’s Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard to 33 Percent by 2020

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Advancing California’s commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and increasing the state’s renewable energy, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today signed an Executive Order (EO) directing the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to adopt regulations increasing California’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) to 33 percent by 2020 – first established by the Governor’s directive […]

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Californians Urged to Prepare for Upcoming Flu Season

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today urged Californians to prepare for the upcoming flu season during a visit to California’s state-of-the-art Richmond public health laboratories and, along with his Health and Human Services Agency Secretary Kim Belshé and California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director Dr. Mark Horton, launched the Web site (www.CalPanFlu.org) […]

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Gov. Schwarzenegger Announces Nation’s Largest State-Sponsored Green Jobs Training Program

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today toured the Los Angeles Trade Technical College where he announced the creation of the Clean Energy Workforce Training Program (CEWTP), a $75 million investment establishing the nation’s largest state-sponsored green jobs training program. The program leverages federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) funds, public-private partnerships […]

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Gov. Schwarzenegger Announces California Garage Sale Items Posted on eBay

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Following through on his promise to eliminate waste in state government, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced that the Department of General Services has posted several surplus items – some signed by the Governor – for sale on eBay and Craigslist in preparation for the Great California Garage Sale. “By posting […]

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Gov. Schwarzenegger Applies for $1.1 Billion in Recovery Funds

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger today submitted 42 applications for $1.1 billion in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) funding available through the federal High-Speed and Intercity Passenger Rail Program, under which states compete for $8 billion in funding designated for intercity and high speed rail. Federal applications for Track 1, […]

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Gov. Schwarzenegger Highlights Need to Ensure California is Eligible to Compete for Billions in Recovery Funding for Education

FRESNO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today at Fresno’s Jefferson Elementary School, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger highlighted the need for legislative action to ensure California is eligible to apply and compete for the largest pool of discretionary funding for education reform in U.S. history – $4.35 billion in Race to the Top dollars available through the American […]

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Gov. Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Education Trust–West Report

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Annual Student Achievement Report Confirms Need For Education Reforms Outlined By Pres. Obama And Proposed By Gov. Schwarzenegger In Special Legislative Session. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement regarding Education Trust-West’s annual report on student achievement in California: “This report confirms that, although California’s students are making academic […]

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Governor Schwarzenegger Launches MyIdea4CA Web Site

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today launched www.MyIdea4CA.com, a Web site for Twitter users to share their ideas for moving California forward. The Twitter forum is an extension of a conversation that began in June 2009 when the Governor asked the public for new ideas on the state budget. This discussion spurred […]

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Gov. Schwarzenegger Breaks Ground on Critical Flood Safety Project in Sutter County

Sutter County, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today participated in a groundbreaking for the Star Bend Setback Levee in Sutter County, an important project for improving local and regional flood protection that he expedited last year. Funding for the project was fast-tracked in February 2008 when Gov. Schwarzenegger released $211 million in Prop […]

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Gov. Schwarzenegger Signs Legislation Giving Law Enforcement Additional Resources to Monitor and Prosecute Sex Offenders

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — This past Thursday, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger announced the signing of two bills that will give law enforcement officials additional resources to more effectively monitor and prosecute registered sex offenders and sexually violent predators. “We must do everything in our power to provide law enforcement with the resources necessary to protect […]

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Gov. Schwarzenegger Announces Fish and Game Commission Appointment

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced the following appointment: Donald Benninghoven, 76, of Santa Barbara, has been appointed to the Fish and Game Commission. Prior to retiring, he served as executive director and member of the board for the City-County-School Partnership from 1998 to 2000, a cooperative venture of the California […]

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Gov. Schwarzenegger Signs Legislation to Aid Small Gas Stations Making the Transition to Cleaner Technologies

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger issued the statement below following his signing of AB 96 by Assemblymember Ira Ruskin (D-Redwood City) which will provide independent gas stations owners additional financing options to install enhanced vapor recovery systems: “While it is important that we move forward with policies aimed at reducing air pollution, […]

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Gov. Schwarzenegger Announces Education Assistance for California National Guard Members

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced the California National Guard Education Assistance Program (CNGEAP), a new program he made sure was part of the state budget that will provide financial assistance for California’s National Guard members to get a college education. Before this legislation, California was the only state in the […]

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Gov. Schwarzenegger Signs Budget to Solve $24 Billion Deficit

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a $24 billion budget solution that includes $16.1 billion in spending reductions. Over the past five months, the Governor has consistently led the difficult task of solving a combined $60 billion budget deficit – roughly a third of our entire state budget over the 2008-09 and […]

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Gov. Schwarzenegger Issues Executive Order to Eliminate Government Waste, Reduce State Operating Costs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today ordered the state’s motor vehicle fleet to be reduced by 15 percent following reports of waste and abuse regarding vehicles permitted to be taken home by state employees. The abuse was reported to the newly created Waste Watchers Web site. An internal Department of Transportation audit […]

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Gov. Schwarzenegger Announces First 25 Productions to Qualify for Film & Television Production Incentive

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced the first 25 film and television productions to qualify for the film and television production incentive the Governor signed into law on February 20, 2009. The Governor fought for economic stimulus measures including this substantial new job and business retention incentive program earlier this year. […]

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Governor Schwarzenegger Issues Statement Following State Bar’s Refusal to Seat Sara Granda

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger issued the following statement on the State Bar’s refusal to seat Sara Granda, a 29-year-old law school graduate who is paralyzed from the neck down, at Tuesday’s bar exam due to a bureaucratic error that left her ineligible to take the test because her registration fee was […]

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Gov. Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Passage of No Tax Increase Budget Revision

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement after the Assembly and Senate passed a revision to California’s 2009-10 budget: “These are difficult economic times that demand courage from elected officials, including those in the legislature. Both Republicans and Democrats stepped up to the challenge, and I want to thank […]

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Gov. Schwarzenegger Sends Letter to State Departments and Agencies Stressing the Importance of Reporting Recovery Act Information

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — In response to the attached letter from Recovery Act Inspector General Laura Chick, today Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger sent the following letter to state departments and agencies involved with American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) funding federally designated to flow through state government entities. On July 9, 2009, the Inspector […]

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Governor Schwarzenegger Announces $27 Million in Savings from DGS Renegotiated Contracts

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced the Department of General Services (DGS) has saved the state $27 million on commercial leasing rates through a targeted effort to renegotiate the terms on 1,200 of the state’s commercial leases. DGS estimates that its efforts will eventually achieve $80 to $100 million in savings […]

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Governor Schwarzenegger Offers Rewards for Information in Two Unsolved Murder Cases

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today offered rewards for information leading to the arrest and conviction in a California court of the person or persons responsible for the following two unsolved murder cases in California. The following is a brief description of each crime and the reward amount offered: On July 5, […]

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Gov. Schwarzenegger Appoints Jerome Horton to California Board of Equalization

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced the appointment of Jerome Horton to represent the 4th District for the California Board of Equalization following the election of Judy Chu to Congress. “Jerome Horton is a committed public servant with a solid record of protecting taxpayers and supporting tax policies that promote economic […]

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Governor Schwarzenegger Appoints Eight to Los Angeles County Superior Court

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced the appointments of Stephanie M. Bowick, Henry J. Hall, Ralph C. Hofer, Renee F. Korn, Stephen M. Moloney, Randall F. Pacheco, Olivia Rosales and Gary Y. Tanaka to judgeships in the Los Angeles County Superior Court. Bowick, 46, of Pasadena, has worked for the Los […]

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Governor Schwarzenegger Appoints Debra Harris to San Bernardino County Superior Court

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced the appointment of Debra Harris to a judgeship in the San Bernardino County Superior Court. Harris, 56, of Victorville, has worked for the San Bernardino Public Defender’s Office where she has served as a chief deputy public defender since 2009 and previously as a supervising […]

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Governor Schwarzenegger Appoints Two to Orange County Superior Court

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced the appointments of Deborah J. Chuang and Walter P. Schwarm to judgeships in the Orange County Superior Court. Chuang, 38, of Santa Ana, has served as a deputy attorney general for the California Attorney General’s Office since 1997. Prior to that, she was an associate […]

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