When Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger spoke this morning to the Central California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in Fresno, he was asked, "Why did the state workers have to bear the brunt of fiscal mismanagement? When do we get our money back? When will the furloughs end?"
Bee colleague Kevin Yamamura was listening to the event live and caught the governor's answer, perhaps his most lengthy public statement on his furlough policy to date.
Check out his partial transcript, posted by Jon Ortiz over at our sister blog, The State Worker, plus a link to the audio of Schwarzenegger's remarks.
PHOTO CREDIT: Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger leaves the state Capitol on Friday, July 9, 2010. Sacramento Bee/ Hector Amezcua