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  • Maldonado's family farm has history of violations

    October 15, 2010 2:09 PM

    Government records show Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado's family farm Agro-Jal in Santa Maria has accumulated dozens of violations from the California Occupational Health and Safety Administration since 1990, according to the Los Angeles Times. The newspaper reports the company has also racked up hundreds of thousands of dollars in... more »
  • Maldonado will sign order to protect California coast

    October 12, 2010 12:57 PM

    Safeguarding California's coastline from disastrous oil spills is the focus of an executive order Acting Governor Abel Maldonado will sign this morning in Goleta. The Executive Order will address the state's oil spill contingency plans and blow out prevention practices. Maldonado led the official state delegation to bring... more »
  • Gov. Schwarzenegger renominates Maldonado for lieutenant governor

    February 16, 2010 6:41 PM

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is asking the California Legislature to reconsider his failed nominee for lieutenant governor. On Tuesday, Schwarzenegger resubmitted the name of Republican state Sen. Abel Maldonado of Santa Maria. The Senate confirmed Maldonado's nomination last week, but the Assembly rejected it. Schwarzenegger... more »
  • Governor renominates Abel Maldonado to end growing controversy

    February 12, 2010 9:24 PM

    What started as a simple confirmation vote for state senator Abel Maldonado has turned into a big controversy in the state capitol. The confirmation process just got a bit longer. Governor Schwarzenegger says he will re-nominate Maldonado for Lieutenant Governor until a majority decision is reached in the Assembly.... more »
  • Governor renominates Abel Maldonado for lieutenant governor

    February 12, 2010 6:33 PM

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger says he will re-nominate his failed pick for lieutenant governor rather than face a costly legal battle against the Legislature. Schwarzenegger is asking the Legislature to vote again on the nomination of Republican state Sen. Abel Maldonado of Santa Maria. He... more »
  • Calif. Assembly rejects lt. governor nominee Abel Maldonado

    February 11, 2010 7:05 PM

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The California Assembly has rejected Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's pick for lieutenant governor. The state Senate voted relatively quickly Thursday morning to confirm Republican state Sen. Abel Maldonado of Santa Maria, but his nomination hit a wall in the Assembly. Several initial votes failed to... more »
  • State senate confirms Maldonado for Lieutenant Governor

    February 11, 2010 1:12 PM

    Thursday morning, the state Senate voted to confirm Gov. Schwarzenegger's pick for Lieutenant Governor: Santa Maria senator Abel Maldonado. Now, that nomination has been sent to the Assembly. Gov. Schwarzenegger has released this statement about the state Senate's vote: "I applaud the California State Senate for showing... more »
  • State senate confirms Maldonado nomination for Lt. Gov.; vote sent to Assembly

    February 11, 2010 1:05 PM

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The state Senate has voted to confirm Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's pick for California lieutenant governor, sending the nomination to the Assembly. Senators voted 26-7 on Thursday in favor of Republican state Sen. Abel Maldonado of Santa Maria. If the Assembly approves him later in the day,... more »
  • Maldonado begins confirmation process

    February 9, 2010 7:46 PM

    The State Assembly Rules Committee began Senator Abel Maldonado's confirmation hearings for lieutenant governor at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. If he makes it through the hearings, the nomination will go to the Senate and Assembly for a vote. The governor nominated Republican for lieutenant governor in November 2009 after... more »
  • Maldonado one step closer to Lt. Governor

    February 3, 2010 7:31 PM

    State senator Abel Maldonado of Santa Maria is one step closer to the position of lieutenant governor. On Wednesday, in a vote of 4 to 0, the Senate Rules Committee sent the confirmation hearings to the California State Senate floor. No date has been set for the hearings. ... more »
  • Maldonado officially accepts nomination for lieutenant governor

    November 24, 2009 4:58 PM

    Today in Los Angeles, Governor Schwarzenneger officially nominated state senator Abel Maldenado to serve as the next lieutenant governor of California. Maldonado grew up in Santa Maria, the son of a immigrants and says he has fulfilled the American dream. Nevertheless, the 42 year old vowed never to forget his... more »

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