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ringmastery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 04:06 PM
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Schwarzenegger wants part-time legislature
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=2026&nc...

"I want to make the Legislature a part-time Legislature," the governor said. "Spending so much time in Sacramento, without anything to do, then out of that comes strange bills. I like them when they're scrambling and they really have to work hard. Give them a short period of time. Then good work gets done, rather than hanging. That's when they start getting creative with things."


Schwarzenegger's comments came during an interview at the Four Seasons resort here on the island of Maui, where he is vacationing with his wife, Maria Shriver, and four children. He did not explain what he meant by "strange bills," nor did he say specifically how he might work to change the Legislature's status.


As the governor mixed work with golf, weightlifting and swims off a stunning Pacific beach set against mountains, lawmakers and their staffs in the California capital worked to prepare bills on one of Schwarzenegger's overriding causes, reform of the state's $20-billion workers' compensation system.


"While I'm out here working my ass off, he's pontificating from Hawaii?" Senate President Pro Tem John Burton (D-San Francisco) quipped in Sacramento.

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wryter2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 04:07 PM
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1. Well...
I want a part time governor. About two hours a week for public appearances would be about right.
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NoPasaran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 04:08 PM
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2. We have a part time legislature in Texas
And you all know what a paradise this place is!
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TexasMexican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-08-04 02:11 AM
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3. 2 year budgets
sure are a bitch.
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