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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Requests Federal Disaster Declaration for California Following Severe Winter Storms

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger yesterday sent a letter to President Obama through FEMA Region IX Regional Administrator Nancy Ward requesting a disaster declaration for the state of California as a result of a series of winter storms that have brought high winds, copious amounts of precipitation statewide, and have caused the […]

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Ca. Gov. Applauds Senate for Confirming Maldonado as Lieutenant Governor

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger issued the following statement applauding the California State Senate for confirming Senator Abel Maldonado (R-Santa Maria) as Lieutenant Governor: “I applaud the California State Senate for showing bipartisan leadership today and confirming Senator Abel Maldonado as Lieutenant Governor. Senator Maldonado has been a dedicated public servant and […]

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Calif. Gov. Schwarzenegger Announces Appointments for 2.10.10

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has announced the following appointments: First, Nicole Anderson, 20, of Redding, has been appointed to the California State University Board of Trustees. Since 2008, she has served as secretary of state affairs for Associated Students Incorporated at California State University, Sacramento. This position does not require Senate […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Announces 2010 Summit on Health, Nutrition and Obesity: Action for Healthy Living

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced he will host the 2010 Summit on Health, Nutrition and Obesity: Action for Healthy Living on Wednesday, February 24, 2010. President Bill Clinton, founder of the William J. Clinton Foundation and the Governor’s co-lead in the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, will also participate. “We […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Signs Executive Order to Further Improve California’s Information Technology Systems

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Building upon his commitment to increase government efficiency through improvements to California’s information technology (IT) systems, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today received an update on the progress the state has made over the last two years to improve state IT operations and signed an executive order which will serve as the […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Death of Concord Soldier

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement regarding the death of Pfc. Scott G. Barnett of Concord: “Maria and I were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Private First Class Scott Barnett. Scott was a brave soldier who dedicated his life to protecting his fellow citizens. He served […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Death of Camp Pendleton Marine

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement regarding the death of Sgt. David J. Smith of Frederick, MD: “Sergeant David Smith was a committed Marine who fought courageously to preserve the freedom of our country. Maria and I join all Californians in expressing our sadness over his death and honoring […]

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Calif. Recovery Task Force Director Issues Statement on Bureau of State Audits Findings

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — California Recovery Task Force Director Herb K. Schultz today issued the following statement in response to the Bureau of State Audits report on the Department of Community Services and Development America Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) Weatherization Program: “The Task Force has proactively worked with the Department of Community Services […]

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Gov. Schwarzenegger Appoints Brigadier General Mary J. Kight Adjutant General of the Calif. National Guard

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger yesterday announced the appointment of Brigadier General Mary J. Kight as the first female adjutant general of the California National Guard and first African-American female National Guard adjutant general in the nation. He also thanked General William H. Wade II for his years of dedicated service. “Brigadier General […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on California Supreme Court Ruling on Jessica’s Law

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Schwarzenegger yesterday issued the following statement after the California Supreme Court ruled to uphold the residency restrictions in Proposition 83, also known as Jessica’s Law, which took effect on November 8, 2006: “The voters passed this important initiative to help protect our communities and our children from sexual predators and […]

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Recovery Task Force Releases Preliminary Report of Funds Managed by Calif. State Government

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — The California Recovery Task Force today announced that quarter two reports on American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) have been submitted as required by the federal government on spending and jobs funded. State departments uploaded information before the federal deadline of 11:59 p.m. on January 29, 2010, as part of […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Announces California Receives Largest High-Speed Rail Recovery Act Award in the Nation

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger yesterday announced that California has been awarded more than $2.3 billion of the $8 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment (Recovery Act) funding President Obama made available to states nationally for high-speed intercity rail – more funding than any other state in the nation. Government, labor, business and environmental […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger announces County Superior Court appointments

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Among others, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced the appointment of Joseph A. Soldani to a judgeship in the Madera County Superior Court. Soldani, 60, of Fresno, has been a part-time sole practitioner since 2007. Previously, he was the city attorney with Madera City Attorney’s Office from 1993 to 2003 and a […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Election of New Senate Republican Leader

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement congratulating Senator Bob Dutton (R-Rancho Cucamonga) on his election as the next Senate Republican Leader: “Senator Bob Dutton has been a tremendous advocate for the Californians in his district and I congratulate him on his election as the next Senate Republican Leader. As […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Sends Letter to California Congressional Delegation on California’s Fair Share from the Federal Government

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger yesterday sent a letter to members of the California Congressional Delegation urging California’s fair share from the federal government in reimbursement formulas that shortchange California taxpayers. The full text of the letter is below: January 13, 2010 Dear Members of the California Congressional Delegation, On January 8, I […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Appoints Two to California Energy Commission, Thanks Art Rosenfeld for His Dedicated Service

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — The Governor yesterday announced the appointment of Anthony Eggert and Robert Weisenmiller to the California Energy Commission and expressed his sincere gratitude to internationally renowned Commissioner Art Rosenfeld for his dedicated service on his last day serving on the California Energy Commission. “The Energy Commission plays a vital role in helping […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Announces California Assistance to Help Haiti Recover after Earthquake

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Following yesterday’s devastating earthquake in Haiti, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced that California’s specially-trained Urban Search and Rescue Team, California Task Force 2, has been dispatched to aid the victims and California stands ready to provide additional help coordinated through the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. […]

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Nava’s ‘Witness Responsibility Act’ to Close Loophole in California Law to Protect All Victims

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Responding to the brutal gang rape of a minor in Richmond, California, Assemblymember Pedro Nava’s (D-Santa Barbara) ‘fast tracked’ legislation, Assembly Bill 984, the “Witness Responsibility Act,” which holds witnesses accountable for failing to report a rape or murder to authorities, passed out of the Assembly Public Safety Committee this afternoon […]

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Calif. Gov. Schwarzenegger Highlights Plan to Spur Clean Technology Growth in California

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — California Jobs Initiative to Create, Retain 100,000+ Jobs. After touring Cobalt Biofuels, a Silicon Valley green-tech company, today in Mountain View, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger highlighted his proposal to exempt the purchase of green-tech manufacturing equipment from the sales tax in his California Jobs Initiative, a legislative package that will create or […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Announces First-in-the-Nation Statewide Green Building Standards Code

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Continuing California’s efforts to fight climate change and protect the environment, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced the California Building Standards Commission unanimously adopted the first-in-the-nation mandatory Green Building Standards Code (CALGREEN) requiring all new buildings in the state to be more energy efficient and environmentally responsible. Taking effect on January 1, […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Announces 760 Local Education Agencies Set to Participate in State’s Race to the Top Plan to Date

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Schwarzenegger today announced that to date, 760 local educational agencies have submitted memorandum of understandings (MOU) to partner with the state’s Race to the Top application. The participation of these local educational agencies will ensure that the state’s application is highly competitive for up to $700 million in much needed […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Proclaims State of Emergency in Humboldt County Due to Earthquake

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today proclaimed a state of emergency in Humboldt County due to a 6.5 earthquake which occurred on Saturday, January 9, 2010 that impacted the northern coast of California, disrupted utilities and caused damage to at least 175 structures. The text of the proclamation is below: A PROCLAMATION OF […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Highlights California Jobs Initiative to Help Get Economy Back on Track

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Emphasizing that this year’s number one priority is creating jobs and returning people to work to get California’s economy back on track, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today visited Ace Clearwater Enterprises in Torrance to highlight his California Jobs Initiative proposal, which includes a $500 million employer hiring incentive that will keep Californians […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Cap-and-Trade Program Recommendations

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement after the Economic and Allocation Advisory Committee issued their final recommendations to the California Air Resources Board on the design of the cap-and-trade program: “I want to thank the Committee for its hard work and I have directed my staff to thoroughly review […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Announces Submission of Application for Up to $490 Million Recovery Act Funding for Schools

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — In keeping with his commitment to protect education, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today signed and announced the submission of the state’s application for the final 10 percent of education funding available under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act’s (Recovery Act) State Fiscal Stabilization Fund (SFSF) – for up to $490 million in […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Announces Appointments to New Department of Resources, Recycling and Recovery; Appoints Margo Reid Brown Chief Deputy

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Following through on his commitment to increase efficiency and make state government work better for the people, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger yesterday announced appointments to the new Department of Resources, Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) including the appointment of Margo Reid Brown as chief deputy director and her designation as acting director. CalRecycle […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Signs Historic Education Reform Legislation Making California Highly Competitive in Race to the Top

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — After calling a special session and introducing a bi-partisan legislative package, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger yesterday (Thurs.) signed historic education reform legislation making California highly competitive in President Obama’s national $4.35 billion Race to the Top education reform and funding competition. Bi-partisan measures SBX5 1 by Senate pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Election of New Assembly Speaker

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger issued the following statement on the election of Assembly Speaker-Elect John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles): “I congratulate Assembly Speaker-Elect John Pérez on his election as the next speaker of the California State Assembly. We have an extraordinary opportunity before us to accomplish great things for the people of […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Department of Fish and Game Helicopter Crash Victims

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger yesterday (Wednesday) issued the following statement regarding the deaths of Clu Cotter of Fresno, Kevin O’Connor of Fresno, Tom Stolberg of Fresno and Mike Donovan of Palm Springs: “Maria and I were deeply saddened to learn of this tragic accident and the passing of these four men. All […]

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California Recovery Task Force Announces $17.8 Million Awarded For California Data Centers and Telecom Industry

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — The California Recovery Task Force yesterday announced that California companies and organizations have been awarded $35 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) funding to reduce energy consumption for data centers and telecommunications systems. California’s infusion of stimulus funding totals approximately 75 percent of the $47 million awarded nationwide. […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Provides Constitutional Amendment Language to Increase Higher Education Funding, Shift Funding from Prisons

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Following up on his State of the State proposal to make higher education a priority, yesterday, the Governor has submitted draft legislative language to Legislative Counsel, taking the first step to asking the legislature to reshape California’s priorities and ensure the University of California and California State University systems are always […]

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Calif. Gov. Schwarzenegger Lays out Priorities, Urges Continued Bipartisan Teamwork in State of the State Address

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Today, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger delivered his annual State of the State address before a joint session of the California legislature. The Governor reflected on the teamwork that brought California through the worst recession since the Great Depression in 2009 and laid out his vision for California in 2010. “This coming year […]

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Calif. Gov. Schwarzenegger Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Calif. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced the following appointments: First, Edna Anderson-Owens, 71, of Burbank, has been reappointed to the California Science Center Board of Directors, where she has served as a member since 2000. She has been senior vice president of West Grand Media since 2000 and co-chief executive officer […]

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Calif. Assemblymember Nava Introduces Oil Industry Fair Share Act

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — On the eve of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s State of the State Address, and the release of his 2010-11 Budget Proposal, Assemblymember Pedro Nava (D-Santa Barbara) introduced today The Oil Industry Fair Share Act. The legislation will establish an oil severance tax of 10% on the gross value of each barrel of […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Appoints Lester Snow as Natural Resources Secretary

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced the appointment of Lester Snow as secretary for the California Natural Resources Agency and also thanked Secretary Mike Chrisman who is retiring from state service effective February 1, 2010 for his dedicated years of service. “Throughout the course of my Administration, Lester has used his high-level […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Legislation to Crack Down on DUI Offenders

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement after Assemblymember Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) announced he would introduce legislation that would make it more difficult for repeat driving under the influence (DUI) offenders to get their driver’s license back: “I applaud Assemblymember Hill for his efforts to keep our roads safe […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Applauds Action Taken by 11 States to Move Forward with a Low Carbon Fuel Standard

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement after the states of Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work toward adopting a regional Low Carbon Fuel Standard modeled after California’s first-in-the-world standard: “By working to […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Thanks Congressman George Radanovich for Service to California

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement regarding California Congressman George Radanovich’s (R-Mariposa) announcement that he will not seek re-election in 2010: “Congressman Radanovich has built a notable and distinguished career while representing California and the people of the Central Valley. His 15 years in Congress have been invaluable, and […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Appoints Two to Ventura County Superior Court

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced the appointments of Roger L. Lund and William Brennan Lynch to judgeships in the Ventura County Superior Court. Lund, 40, of Camarillo, has served as a court commissioner for the Ventura County Superior Court since 2008. He was a principal and officer for the American Law […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Appoints Two to Solano County Superior Court

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced the appointments of John B. Ellis and Timmy P. Kam to judgeships in the Solano County Superior Court. Ellis, 48, of Elk Grove, has served as a chief deputy district attorney since April 2009 and deputy district attorney from 1996 to April 2009 for the Solano […]

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