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Oct 13, 2005 - 03:10 PM

Another $100K, Another Veto

by Jamie Court & David Fink
On October 7th, Arnold vetoed one of the wine industry's top targets this year. SB 455 (Escutia) was opposed by the Wine Institute because it would have strengthened pesticide regulation. On that same October 7th, the Henry Wine Group, a major player in the industry (though not traditionally a major donor in California), kicked in $100 K to the Gov's ballot initiative campaign committee, the California Recovery team. Talk about juicing an industry. This is the second time in a week that the Gov got a hundred grand from an industry on the same day he deployed a veto on its behalf. Arnold needs to give both contributions back. And apologize to Californians for trying to say all criticism of his record fundraising is just sour grapes.

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