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Governor wants to sell L.A. Coliseum, San Quentin

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Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger wants to sell the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, San Quentin State Prison, the Orange County Fairgrounds and other state property to raise cash amid the state’s growing fiscal crisis, according to a copy of a proposal reviewed by The Times.

Sale of the properties, to be included in the governor’s revised budget plan on Thursday, would raise between $600 million and $1 billion, although it would not provide relief to state coffers for two to five years, according to the proposal.

Other items on the list for potential disposal include Cal Expo, site of the state fair in Sacramento; the Del Mar Fairground; the Cow Palace in Daly City; and the Ventura County Fairgrounds. It’s not clear whether lawmakers would be willing to part with the real state the governor has identified. Proposals to sell San Quentin and the Coliseum have not advanced in the Legislature in recent weeks

Court rules Gov. Schwarzenegger to implement furloughs

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger scored a victory Thursday over state Controller John Chiang when a Sacramento Superior Court judge ruled the governor has authority to implement furloughs and that Chiang must adjust pay accordingly.

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The Democratic controller said last week in a legal filing that he sided with state worker unions and would refuse to implement the governor’s furloughs without a court order.

Superior Court Judge Patrick Marlette wrote Thursday that the court would in fact provide that order with its ruling. Chiang’s office was unavailable initially Thursday, but if he abides by his statement, he’ll carry out the furloughs.

Arnold Schwarzenegger on This Week

Arnold Schwarzenegger on Future of GOP and It’s Core Values

n an exclusive interview on “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” Schwarzenegger suggested autoworkers’ pay and benefits need to be cut back. “I think it’s very important to not just put money in. But let’s go and see if they have been fiscally responsible, and if they’re really operating the right way; because right now, all of those — you know, if you pay the auto workers or the benefits and all of those things, [those] are maybe too high,” he said of the proposal backed by Democratic leaders in Congress

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