The Arnold Show

Most Californians love their Gubernator. But can he fix the state's problems by being a one-man band?

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger pulled up in an SUV outside Mule Creek State Prison in the Sierra foothills. The Governor was in combat mode. Of all the legacies of dysfunction he had inherited from his predecessor, Gray Davis, the situation in the prisons was one of the most flagrant. Big campaign donations from the prison guards' union to Davis had ensured that the guards in 2002 won 34% wage increases over five years, and with overtime many were earning fat salaries; one pulled in more than the state's attorney general. But the work practices of the guards lagged. They seemed unable to...

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