Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's office has issued a fact sheet this morning on general fund spending during his time in office. The opening paragraph:
Under Governor Schwarzenegger's administration, the rate of General Fund spending growth has been lower than under recent California governors - including Republican governors. Furthermore, the Governor has taken steps, through two Executive Orders, to tighten the belt within his own administration and reduce costs, just as every family and business in California is being forced to do.
Click here to read the fact sheet. And click here to read our story, written with colleague Phillip Reese, on the size of state government since the governor's executive order last summer that terminated thousands of part timers, students and retired annuitants.
IMAGE: Arnold Schwarzenegger / sacbee.com file photo, November, 2008