Reporter Paul Elias has written a follow on our report (see item below). Elias said:
"'This is a unique and extremely complicated financial transaction with a lot of moving parts,' said California Department of Finance spokesman H.D Palmer. 'It has taken a little bit longer than anticipated, but nobody has been slow on this.'"Palmer's position is much different than that of Schwarzenegger in July when he indicated, in a politically timed announcement, that the money would be made available promptly. His aides also said they expected funds the paperwork to be completed in mid-August.