Two idiom examples (1 & 3) in my article to a Taiwanese newspaper were changed to (2 & 4). Are the changes correct?

1. Tony Blair is a true friend of the United States whose help we can all count on in a time of need. A friend in need is a friend indeed.

2. Tony Blair is a true friend of the United States that his help we can all count on in a time of need. A friend in need is a friend indeed.

3. Failing to pass a California state budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, added fuel to the fire for the recall process that Governor Gray Davis is facing.

4. Fail to pass a California state budget for the fiscal year 2004 beginning from July 1, added fuel to the fire for the recall process that Governor Gray Davis is facing.

Thank you very much.

BMO