Opinion: Governor Fell Short in Preserving Safety Net
As Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) "prepares to leave office in just over a month, the legacy he leaves behind in the area of social services can be summed up as follows: It didn't have to be this way," Frank Mecca, executive director of the County Welfare Directors Association, writes in a Capitol Weekly opinion piece. Mecca writes that Schwarzenegger "had a tremendous opportunity to roll up his sleeves and try to help mend the tattered safety net for children and families," adding, "That he chose otherwise leaves a legacy that no one should be proud of."
- "Politics, Short-Sighted Moves Marked Governor's Actions on Social Services" (Mecca, Capitol Weekly, 11/18).