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February 3, 2006 | Dan Morain and Robert Salladay, Times Staff Writers
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger paid thousands of dollars in campaign money to a California Public Utilities commissioner three weeks after receiving contributions in the same amount from a company the commissioner regulated. Susan P. Kennedy, now the governor's chief of staff, received $25,000 from his campaign account 21 days after AT&T donated $25,000 to the fund. In disclosures filed with the state this week, AT&T reported donating the money on Nov. 14.
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February 13, 2006 | George Skelton
This probably was not what Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger had in mind when he signed up Democrat Susan Kennedy to be his chief of staff. You've got to wonder, however, what exactly he was thinking. It looks like yet another case of political naivete. Set aside, for a moment, the money stench: Schwarzenegger's allowing Kennedy to mix public and political funds to pad her compensation package. "I'm 45 years old; I got a mortgage to pay," she recently told the San Francisco Chronicle.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 1, 2005 | Peter Nicholas, Times Staff Writer
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger picked a former Democratic Party activist as his new chief of staff after concluding that his current team was trying to push him in the directions they wanted to go, rather than embracing his more centrist ideas, sources familiar with the governor's thinking said Wednesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 3, 2006 | Dan Morain and Robert Salladay, Times Staff Writers
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger paid thousands of dollars in campaign money to a California Public Utilities commissioner three weeks after receiving contributions in the same amount from a company the commissioner regulated. Susan P. Kennedy, now the governor's chief of staff, received $25,000 from his campaign account 21 days after AT&T donated $25,000 to the fund. In disclosures filed with the state this week, AT&T reported donating the money on Nov. 14.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 30, 2005 | Robert Salladay and Peter Nicholas, Times Staff Writers
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, launching an overhaul of his administration, is poised to hire a former Democratic Party activist and high-ranking aide to Gray Davis as his new chief of staff, sources familiar with the negotiations said Tuesday. The hiring of Susan P.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 2005 | George Skelton
Democrat Susan Kennedy reacts strongly to anyone who questions her political loyalty to the new boss: Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. "I wouldn't have taken this job if I wasn't going to fight like hell for his reelection, if I didn't believe deeply that he should be reelected," Kennedy told me. It has been two weeks since Schwarzenegger selected the former Democratic pro as his chief of staff, the most powerful nonelective job in state government.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 2006 | George Skelton
This probably was not what Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger had in mind when he signed up Democrat Susan Kennedy to be his chief of staff. You've got to wonder, however, what exactly he was thinking. It looks like yet another case of political naivete. Set aside, for a moment, the money stench: Schwarzenegger's allowing Kennedy to mix public and political funds to pad her compensation package. "I'm 45 years old; I got a mortgage to pay," she recently told the San Francisco Chronicle.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 23, 2006 | George Skelton
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger already was a poster boy for why we need real campaign finance reform in California. And now he has created a poster girl: Susan Kennedy. In fact, Schwarzenegger shows us why we need the ultimate reform: public financing of campaigns. That would dramatically shrink the politicians' money pots. There's way too much private money in politics, most of it invested by special interests seeking favors from the politicians they're bankrolling.
BUSINESS
December 1, 2005 | James S. Granelli and Marc Lifsher, Times Staff Writers
Few who deal with the state Public Utilities Commission expect the agency to veer substantially from its recent pro-business course after the departure of hard-driving Susan Kennedy, named Wednesday as Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's chief of staff. But many figure the agency will become more collegial and, possibly, more effective as it tries to balance the interests of consumers against those of power and phone companies.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 1, 2005 | George Skelton
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger may fashion himself as an ideological centrist, but he continues to govern as an extremist. The selection of true-blue Democrat Susan Kennedy as his new chief of staff is the latest example. It isn't philosophical extremism -- left or right -- I'm talking about. It's extremist actions. Examples dominate Schwarzenegger's novice governorship: Borrowing billions into the next generation to pay daily bills.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 23, 2006 | George Skelton
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger already was a poster boy for why we need real campaign finance reform in California. And now he has created a poster girl: Susan Kennedy. In fact, Schwarzenegger shows us why we need the ultimate reform: public financing of campaigns. That would dramatically shrink the politicians' money pots. There's way too much private money in politics, most of it invested by special interests seeking favors from the politicians they're bankrolling.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 2005 | George Skelton
Democrat Susan Kennedy reacts strongly to anyone who questions her political loyalty to the new boss: Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. "I wouldn't have taken this job if I wasn't going to fight like hell for his reelection, if I didn't believe deeply that he should be reelected," Kennedy told me. It has been two weeks since Schwarzenegger selected the former Democratic pro as his chief of staff, the most powerful nonelective job in state government.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 1, 2005 | Peter Nicholas, Times Staff Writer
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger picked a former Democratic Party activist as his new chief of staff after concluding that his current team was trying to push him in the directions they wanted to go, rather than embracing his more centrist ideas, sources familiar with the governor's thinking said Wednesday.
BUSINESS
December 1, 2005 | James S. Granelli and Marc Lifsher, Times Staff Writers
Few who deal with the state Public Utilities Commission expect the agency to veer substantially from its recent pro-business course after the departure of hard-driving Susan Kennedy, named Wednesday as Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's chief of staff. But many figure the agency will become more collegial and, possibly, more effective as it tries to balance the interests of consumers against those of power and phone companies.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 1, 2005 | George Skelton
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger may fashion himself as an ideological centrist, but he continues to govern as an extremist. The selection of true-blue Democrat Susan Kennedy as his new chief of staff is the latest example. It isn't philosophical extremism -- left or right -- I'm talking about. It's extremist actions. Examples dominate Schwarzenegger's novice governorship: Borrowing billions into the next generation to pay daily bills.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 30, 2005 | Robert Salladay and Peter Nicholas, Times Staff Writers
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, launching an overhaul of his administration, is poised to hire a former Democratic Party activist and high-ranking aide to Gray Davis as his new chief of staff, sources familiar with the negotiations said Tuesday. The hiring of Susan P.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 2003 | From a Times Staff Writer
Susan P. Kennedy, a charter member of Gov. Gray Davis' senior staff, won Senate confirmation Monday to a seat on the Public Utilities Commission. Kennedy, 42, was approved on a 29-4 bipartisan vote. Davis had appointed her to a six-year term at an annual salary of $114,191. Senate President Pro Tem John Burton (D-San Francisco) praised her as a person of high integrity. But Sen. Tom McClintock (R-Thousand Oaks) noted her role in approving a $96-million contract with Oracle Corp.
BUSINESS
January 12, 2005 | James S. Granelli, Times Staff Writer
The state Public Utilities Commission said Tuesday that it would delay for two weeks a vote that could shelve indefinitely the nation's first consumer protection rules covering both cellular and conventional phone services. The postponement came as consumer groups and the state attorney general's office complained that they had too little time to respond to a proposed order that Commissioner Susan P. Kennedy issued Jan. 5. A vote on the order had been scheduled for Thursday.
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