The former CEO of Hewlett Packard, who hasn't formally announced her candidacy for the US Senate seat from California, would be one of the few women fielded for high office by the state GOP.
The California governor used the veto pen to slash more services, before signing off on a budget deal closing a $24 billion deficit.
The long-awaited compromise won't raise taxes but its service cuts are unlikely to make it popular.
California’s governor said Thursday he would veto Democrat lawmakers' plan if it had any tax hikes.
The state's budget is in shambles, but candidates are already lining up for the 2010 gubernatorial race. They include San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom and former eBay chief Meg Whitman.
As voters face ballot measures, critics say Governor Schwarzenegger is using scare tactics.
The California governor has backed a package of six budget-reform propositions to save the state from the prospect of $42 billion deficits. But a poll suggests five could fail.
The new administration has moved quickly to reverse or delay Bush policy on drilling and pollution.
Amid the state's budget woes, a bipartisan initiative looks for structural solutions.
Its new emissions plan aims to cut each Californian's carbon 'footprint' from 14 tons to 10 tons a year by 2020.