Saturday, January 9, 2010

Schwarzenegger Aims to Co-opt “Books, Not Bars!”

Myopia has infected the Governor’s office, and once again, Governor Schwarzenegger has shown that he is full of catchy one-liners and little meaningful substance. In his final State of the State speech, the Governor exclaimed that California should not be the kind of state that spends “more on prison uniforms than caps and gowns.” He proposed a constitutional amendment to shift money from prisons to public colleges and universities and guarantee that at least 10% of the state budget be allocated to UC’s and CSU’s and limit state prison spending to no more than 7% of the budget. Sounds really great, right!?

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