Friday, August 26, 2005

Lawmakers reject Governor's reorganization plan

State Legislators have blocked Governor Schwarzenegger's efforts to streamline the State's energy bureaucracy.

The state Senate rejected Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's plan to reorganize California's energy agencies yesterday.

On a 26-12 vote, lawmakers opposed the governor's plan to consolidate four state agencies under a new Cabinet-level secretary of energy. Schwarzenegger said the plan would centralize decision-making and improve accountability. Democrats in the Senate said it violated the state constitution.