Schwarzenegger, Angelides Campaign Over Labor Day
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Angelides touted their agendas to Californians during "the traditional Labor Day kickoff to the fall campaign," the Los Angeles Times reports (Finnegan/Salladay, Los Angeles Times, 9/5).
Angelides, speaking at the National Hispanic Bar Association's annual convention, said California faces "deficits as far as the eye can see," which he said would not help reduce the number of uninsured children and would contribute to funding cuts to education and increases to college tuition (Richman, Oakland Tribune, 9/2).
In San Bernardino on Monday, Angelides discussed his plan to cut taxes for middle-income Californians, saying that health insurers, oil companies and other donors to the Schwarzenegger campaign have been "making out like bandits" under the current administration.
Meanwhile, Schwarzenegger highlighted recent legislative compromises on prescription drugs, global warming and minimum wage (Los Angeles Times, 9/5).