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ha_meg_whitman26.JPGRepublican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman said today that, if elected, she would use the veto pen "very aggressively" to stop the Legislature from doing work she said is off-task.

At a campaign stop at SynapSense Corp. in Folsom, Whitman said the Legislature has become a "bill factory" and should instead focus on California's budget crisis and other priorities.

She also said the state's next governor should buy a house in Sacramento and live in town, interacting more with lawmakers.

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger flies back and forth to his house in Southern California or stays at a hotel by the Capitol.

PHOTO CREDIT: Meg Whitman attends a campaign rally at Roseville Yamaha dealership on Tuesday, June 29, 2010. Sacramento Bee/ Hector Amezcua



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