As support for the community activist group ACORN withered in Congress in the wake of a hidden-camera scandal, Republican governors and other state officials moved swiftly to sever ties. It turns out the group often commanded little — if any — state business.
Martiga Lohn and Brian Bakst
, September 23, 2009
Most state agencies, including the Department of Motor Vehicles, were closed today as part of the three-day-a-month furloughs ordered by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Prisons, state hospitals, highway patrol and firefighting agencies remained staffed.
California's voters on Tuesday rejected a complex slate of ballot propositions designed to keep the state from sliding further toward fiscal calamity. The only measure they approved in a statewide special election was Proposition 1F, which will prohibit raises to lawmakers and other state elected officials during deficit years.
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