Schwarzenegger Giveth and Taketh Away
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed 21 bills into law yesterday. Some were good for liberty, some were bad.
The good: Incapacitated prisoners will now be eligible for medical parole. Savings to California: $46 million.
The bad: He scaled back the early release of prisoners in county jails by cutting good time for misdemeanors from 50% to 33%.
On drunk driving: He signed a bill that lengthens the time a driver's license is revoked for a third DUI from 3 years to 10 years. It takes effect in 2012. [More...]
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