Arnold Uses Star Power to Refill State Coffers

California's motor fleet to be cut by 15%

Thursday, Aug 20, 2009  |  Updated 3:30 PM PDT
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Arnold Uses Star Power to Refill State Coffers

KCRA

Buy a state surplus car, get an autograph for free.

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Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is using his star power to help entice buyers who plan to hit up the state's garage sale.

A photo of the governor signing car visors was posted Thursday on his TwitPic site.

The governor credited his Twitter followers for coming up with the idea to autograph car visors as a way to make some extra cash for the state.

Schwarzenegger announced in July that California's motor fleet would be cut by 15 percent to save state cash.

Cars that are determined surplus will be auctioned off at garage sale Aug. 28 and 29 at 1700 National Drive in Sacramento.  And those cars come with the autograph of the Terminator star turned politician.

The auction was announced when California's budget deficit was above $20 billion. Since that time, lawmakers have adopted a plan to reduce that shortfall.

KCRA contributed to this report.

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