Monday, November 17

Inauguration - Well, the day has finally come. Arnold Schwarzenegger is sworn in as Governor today, amid 'breathtaking' budget problem and without an offical place to stay. The new Gov is likely to call a Special Session of the Legislature to deal with the huge budget shortfall. Word is it will be impossible to navigate downtown, even though the ceremony is supposed to be a simple, low-key affair, rather than a lavish gala festivity. CSBA's Governmental Relations office is across from the steps of the Capitol, so I'll keep you posted on the hometown scoop if I get any good gossip.