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Schwarzenegger, In Washington With Governors, Defends Bond Plan

Washingotn, CA — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger used an appearance on NBC´s “Meet The Press” to promote his plan to spend $222 billion on a massive public works building program in California.

Schwarzenegger said his critics are “confused about the difference between spending and investing.”

The plan would require $68 billion in new borrowing. Some of the people most critical of the plan are conservative members of Schwarzenegger´s own Republican Party.

Two days after declaring a state of emergency for Sacramento´s river and delta levees, Schwarzenegger reiterated the urgency of the need. He is expected to raise the issue when he and other governors meet with President Bush today.