You see, he’s not happy about recent decisions that blocked budget cuts to in-home health care, required billions in new spending on prison hospitals and curbed water deliveries to the Central Valley.
“They are going absolutely crazy,” Schwarzenegger said at a press conference Wednesday. “So we have to have a very serious conversation with the federal government, because they’ve got to let us run our state.”
How can it be illegal if my lawyers are telling me it’s not illegal? Huh? … After the jump …
When a reporter suggested that maybe the judges had a legal reason for negating the sometimes creative budgetary solutions enacted by the governor and Legislature, Schwarzenegger pointed to his attorneys.
“Every decision we run by the legal department and by the experts, and their opinion is, those things are legal,” he said.
The problem with the pesky judges, he continued, is that they “don’t weigh the overall situation of what we’re faced with. We have a limited amount of money.”
Just to show that there are no hard feelings, the governor offered that sometimes judges get it right.
“Whenever they agree with me, they’re right,” he said. “And then when they don’t agree with me, they’re wrong and they’re interfering with the governing of the state.”
— Cheryl Miller
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