California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger´s State of the State Address is drawing mixed reactions. Schwarzenegger covered a wide range of topics, including the state´s massive prsion system. Rod Hickman is the State´s Secretary of the California Youth and Correctional Agencies. He says areas like the Mother Lode are just as important when it comes to correctional facilities. But State Treasurer Phil Angelides said the governor should follow through on last year´s promises before making new ones.
Issues addressed by the governor during the State of the State last night included affordable housing, education, preserving California´s coastline and the environment , and tackling the state´s budget deficit. Assembly Speaker, Democrat Fabian Nunez, gave the governor´s speech high marks and said that he agreed with the focus of the topics tackled.