- Making News: Governor Schwarzenegger and the California Budget Stalemate
Candidate Arnold Schwarzenegger said he-d solve California-s massive financial problems without touching education or cutting local government-s ability to provide for public safety. After three weeks in office, Governor Schwarzenegger has found he may not be able to keep those promises. Dan Walters is a syndicated columnist at the Sacramento Bee.
- Reporter's Notebook: Drug Companies and Medical Research at the NIH
Pennsylvania-s Republican Congressman James Greenwood says he wants an end to what he calls -unacceptable and outrageous- practices at the National Institutes of Health, America-s $28 billion facility for developing drugs to cure human diseases. The Los Angeles Times reports that scientists on the public payroll are getting big money from the same companies whose products they-re testing. David Willman wrote the story.
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