The Chronicle reports here on Schwarzenegger's policy on parole: he intends to give the Parole Board the benefit of the doubt when it recommends releasing prisoners who have done their time. He will reverse only when he believes a clear error has been made. Gray Davis had a practice of reversing nearly every case in which the board suggested release.
Posted by dweintraub at 9:30 AM
Unlike past administrations, Schwarzenegger's office didn't release the salaries of the people he was hiring as they came on board. The press was told that in many cases, pay rates were still being negotiated. Yesterday the information was released. Here is the Bee story with a chart on the governor's cabinet and top staffers. (The governor announced last week that he is waiving his $175,000 salary.)
Posted by dweintraub at 9:21 AM