Judy Dugan

Research Director of the Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights

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Research Director of the Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights, a consumer-rights organization

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When Governor Schwarzenegger took office after his special election three years ago, his inaugural cost a modest $200,000.  This week, Sacramento will see at least $1.3 million worth…

Schwarzenegger's Lavish Inaugural Raises Eyebrows

When Governor Schwarzenegger took office after his special election three years ago, his inaugural cost a modest $200,000.  This week, Sacramento will see at least $1.3 million worth…

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