Invitations are handed out for 'an evening with Schwarzenegger,' with dinners up to $100,000.Los Angeles Times
Outside Tuesday's event, held at the Sheraton Grand hotel not far from the Capitol, the Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights, a frequent critic of the governor, flew a plane with a banner that read: "Don't Be Big Business' Bully."
LAWMAKER SAYS MANY FACILITIES CAN'T AFFORD TO MEET STANDARDSSan Jose Mercury News (California)
"This is one big huge favor for the hospital industry," said Jamie Court from FTCR. "Some hospitals are making a killing. They should put some of that money back into hospitals to make them safe."
Almost 80 applications, some redundant, have been submitted to state officials for approval.Los Angeles Times
"Its the apocalypse strategy," said consumer activist Jamie Court of the Santa Monica-based Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights, which is backing initiatives on cheaper prescription drugs.
Richard Alarcon has won by reaching out to all ethnicities. But he has also burned bridges.Los Angeles Times
"I was frankly impressed," said Doug Heller, executive director of the nonpartisan FTCR, based in Santa Monica. "Sen. Alarcon was stronger on the issue of protecting workers and standing up to insurance companies than anyone else in the Senate."
Brink's trucks are part of waterfront stagingThe San Diego Union-Tribune
On Wednesday, the California Nurses Association and the Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights announced they would protest the governor's budgetary policies outside Petco Park and buzz the event with a rented plane dubbed -- Air Arnold.