Many expected the governor to announce his support for green technology and other major infrastructure projects in his planned State of the State speech January 15. Instead of pronouncements about planned projects for 2009, however, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger criticized lawmakers for failing to reach an agreement on the $42 billion state budget deficit. Given the state\u2019s fiscal crisis, existing infrastructure projects are in limbo. \u201cThe bulldozers are stopped and the cement trucks are parked,\u201d Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger told lawmakers gathered in the Assembly chamber. \u201cIt doesn\u2019t make any sense for me to stand in front of you and talk about education or infrastructure or water or health care reform and all of those things, when we have this huge budget deficit.\u201d After a budget deal is reached, the state chief said he would unveil his proposals. The day before, Schwarzenegger went to Washington D.C. and urged the incoming administration to allow the state to waive national environmental protection laws on its infrastructure projects to ease development.