Governor says the trip, paid for by a Chinese tycoon, will help raise revenue for California. Watchdogs and economists question whether such efforts are effective.
While the state government limps through its 10th week without a budget, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is flying to Asia on Thursday with an entourage of about 30 state employees — most of their travel courtesy of a Chinese billionaire — to schmooze foreign officials and try to drum up trade.
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