Arnold recall: Here we go again?
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who won election in the first recall of a California governor, has now become a target for removal himself.
The state's well-financed prison guards union, the California Correctional Peace Officers Assn., is initiating a recall effort against Schwarzenegger, a union spokesman said today. The governor and the union have been at odds for years; they have been unable to agree to a new contract for the guards, whose labor agreement expired in the middle of 2006.
Lance Corcoran, a spokesman for the union, said the contract dispute has nothing to do with the recall effort.
"This is a governor that has done absolutely nothing," Corcoran said in an interview. "We have the largest budget deficit in the history of California. We have one of the longest budget stalemates."