Governor Schwarzenegger is pressing major drug companies to lower prices for California´s poorest residents.
Aides say the governor personally phoned industry leaders today with the request.
Schwarzenegger wants alternatives to bills before him that help Californians buy cheaper Canadian drugs.
The governor says helping Californians buy Canadian drugs is illegal.
But advocates for cheaper prescription drugs say Schwarzenegger will anger voters if he vetoes the bills.
The governor´s aides describe the reaction of executives as encouraging.