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First Take: Schwarzenegger delays scheduled execution. Former SEIU leader under federal investigation.

September 28, 2010 |  6:53 am

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger offered a 45-hour reprieve to death-row inmate Albert Brown, delaying California's first execution in five years.

Schwarzenegger vetoed a pair of bills aimed at protecting workers from having their wages stolen by employers after they leave their jobs.

Federal authorities are investigating payments made by SEIU leaders to Alejandro Stephens, a disgraced former leader of an SEIU local representing county workers.

Tuesday night, Meg Whitman and Jerry Brown will meet for their first gubernatorial debate on the campus of UC Davis.

-- Anthony York

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