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
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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: