Thursday, March 30, 2006

Arnold in trouble again...

SACRAMENTO – Yesterday, the California Court of Appeals ruled against Governor Schwarzenegger’s California Recovery Team (CRT), saying the organization acted illegally by failing to report millions of dollars in expenditures promoting the Governor’s failed ballot propositions as required by law on a 24-hour cycle. The Alliance for a Better California is demanding that the Fair Political Practices Commission take immediate action to redress the situation. By law, the FPPC may seek civil penalties equal to the amount not properly reported. CRT’s violation is in excess of $25 million.

“We’ve known all along that the Governor’s team has been breaking the law, and the Court of Appeals agreed with us,” said Joe Nunez, chairperson of the Alliance for a Better California. “We will continue to take all steps necessary to ensure that the Governor’s campaign is held accountable for their egregious violations of the law.”

Attached please find the complaint being sent on behalf of the Alliance for a Better California to the FPPC. If the FPPC fails to act within 120 days, the Alliance is permitted to file its own lawsuit against the Governor seeking civil damages.

“Once again, Arnold Schwarzenegger thinks the rules apply to everyone but himself,” said Lou Paulson, President of the California Professional Firefighters. “The Governor’s Special Election campaign didn’t want Californians to know exactly how much money from big corporations and drug companies was getting spent on his failed agenda.”

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