Save California: Twitter your suggestions to the Governator


Got a good idea for how to pull California back from the brink of financial failure? Twitter it to Arnold.

Last month, Governor Schwarzenegger visited Twitter's HQ for a live chat and announced the launch of, a state Web site that lets Twitter users submit their ideas for improving California.

Ideas can be submitted through a Twitter account with the hashtag #myidea4ca. Check out the Web site, and you'll see the various areas state government oversees that you can suggest improvements for, from Education and Elected Officials to Volunteerism and Water Management. People have been sending in some good ideas (in my politically moderate opinion); here are a few of them:

  • For education: "Steep limits on advertising during children's programming, bring back School House Rock!"

  • For elected officials: "Sarbanes-Oxley Act makes corp. officers sign off on their books. Apply same standard to state officers -- make leadership certify budget" and "Furlough them and make them go COBRA for healthcare."

  • For energy and alternative fuels: "Build state-owned generators on the aqueducts. That water never stops flowing. Use it!"

  • For the environment: "Mandate that developers install solar panels and energy efficient windows on all new sprawl homes."