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Schwarzenegger: Calif. can pay for fires

October 14, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
Despite California's budget crisis, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, R-California, says the state has the money needed to battle this week's fierce wildfires.Meeting with reporters near the fire lines Tuesday morning, the governor said the state has more than $1 billion in reserve to handle emergencies like these.

Hear Gov. Schwarzenegger talk about funding wildfire efforts

The governor's statement came just one day after he formally declared a state of emergency in both Los Angeles and Ventura counties.


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