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Governor OKs bill to preserve kids’ insurance
San Francisco Chronicle - Matthew Yi, Chronicle Sacramento Bureau

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a bill Tuesday that will prevent nearly 700,000 poor children from losing health insurance, reversing his earlier threat to veto all legislation unless state lawmakers first addressed his top priorities. On Sept. 8, as lawmakers raced to debate and vote on hundreds of bills before the session expired, Schwarzenegger’s spokesman said the governor would reject all legislation until the Legislature first dealt with water, prisons and renewable energy.