Wednesday, October 17, 2007

FACULTY, MEDIA LASH OUT AT GOVERNOR OVER AB 1413 VETO

Following last Friday’s decision to veto Assembly Bill 1413, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has received harsh criticism from both faculty and the news media.

“The Governor’s decision to veto this bill sends a message to the public that he is prepared to tolerate a CSU Administration that wastes millions of taxpayer dollars on executive pay while our students’ educational experience deteriorates,” said CFA President Lillian Taiz. “The Governor may be willing to tolerate sweetheart deals and golden parachutes but the people of California are not.”

Assembly Bill 1413 would have put in place stricter guidelines to ensure state resources are not wasted on lavish executive salaries and perks.

Media outlets throughout the state were quick to criticize the governor for vetoing this key piece of legislation that would have brought CSU in line with how the rest of state government operates.

To view the Chronicle of Higher Education article on the bill, go to: http://chronicle.com/news/article/3249/california-governor-vetoes-bill-on-university-executives-pay-but-signs-another

To read the California Chronicle article on the veto, go to: http://www.californiachronicle.com/articles/viewArticle.asp?articleID=40175

To read the Vallejo Times-Herald article on the veto, go to: http://www.timesheraldonline.com/ci_7170048

To read the San Francisco Chronicle article that mentions the bill, go to: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2007/10/13/BAIQSPB8C.DTL&type=politics

Monday, October 15, 2007

Belated Columbus Day Greetings..

The Morris Brothers came by my office hours. They are two gentlemen who are organizing a baseball league (the Morris League). They are great guys who I hope will have a club Blog and website up and running soon. After they left, I started surfing and found this great link:

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=19495214
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