Archive for November 12th, 2010

The PE: Council filing period opens Monday for Jurupa election

10:00 PM PST on Thursday, November 11, 2010

By SANDRA STOKLEY
The Press-Enterprise

Monday kicks off the nomination period for people wanting to serve on the Jurupa Valley city council should voters approve the incorporation bid in the pivotal March 8 cityhood vote.

Potential candidates will have until Dec. 10 to file their nomination papers.

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The PE: Cal State students brace for another tuition hike

12:57 AM PST on Friday, November 12, 2010

By DAVID OLSON
The Press-Enterprise

When Cal State San Bernardino student Andrea Anderson heard that tuition will increase more than 15 percent over the next year, she thought of how her mounting student-loan debt would take even longer to pay off.

“I think it’s stupid,” said Anderson, 20. “I thought they were getting an increase in their budget.”

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The Sun: OpEd: More leadership and less politics

Point of View

Councilman Chas Kelley
Posted: 11/11/2010 07:34:19 PM PST

Now that the voters have spoken loudly on Measure C, it’s time for San Bernardino’s mayor and City Council to stop the bickering and start solving problems.

For too long, city officials have abdicated their leadership responsibilities to try and change the City Charter.

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The Sun: State budget picture already bleak

James Rufus Koren, Staff Writer
Posted: 11/11/2010 04:56:10 PM PST

Though state lawmakers approved a budget just last month, legislators will go back to Sacramento in December to work on closing a $25 billion budget deficit.

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Thursday said he plans to call a special legislative session beginning Dec. 6, the day newly elected legislators will be sworn in. The announcement comes a day after the state Legislative Analyst’s Office projected a $6.1 billion deficit in the current fiscal year’s budget, which was approved only last month, and another $19 billion deficit in fiscal year 2011-12.

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Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Created: 11/11/2010 07:26:46 PM PST

UPLAND – The city will not lay off employees to fill a $1.75 million budget shortfall this fiscal year.

The Finance and Economic Development Committee met Wednesday to discuss alternatives to replenish the city’s reserve and self-insurance funds.

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SacBee: Schwarzenegger to call budget special session

Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
November 11, 2010

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will call a budget special session starting Dec. 6 that focuses on resolving the $6.1 billion current-year deficit, he said today.

“While California’s economy appears to be showing signs of stabilizing, our job creation and revenues are still lagging,” Schwarzenegger said in a statement. “Changes in Congress and passage of Proposition 22 also present significant new challenges to balancing our budget,”

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Calbuzz: Ironic Potheads, Obama Mojo MIA, EJ in the Zone

November 12, 2010

Pot post-mortem: Who knew the most interesting, intriguing and ironic question of the entire election would turn out to be: WTF did North Coast potheads vote against Proposition 19?

Calbuzz kudos to Bob Salladay of California Watch for breaking it down in a nice piece that reports how the dope legalization measure lost big in weed-rich Humboldt and Mendocino counties, which mirrored the statewide vote of 53-to-46 against, while Trinity County smoked Prop. 19 in a 60-40 landslide.

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Politico: Map narrows for Obama reelection

Barack Obama speaks to delegates at the Democratic National Convention in Boston. | AP Photo

Recent trends indicate a return to a national election measured in political inches. | AP Photo Close
By JONATHAN MARTIN | 11/11/10 5:27 PM EST Updated: 11/12/10 9:25 AM EST

Two years after his dramatic expansion of the electoral map paved the way to a landslide win, President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign appears likely to resemble the political trench warfare that marked the 2000 and 2004 presidential races.

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By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com The Sacramento Bee
Published: Friday, Nov. 12, 2010 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

Arnold Schwarzenegger came into the governorship seven years ago on a pledge to end “crazy deficit spending.”

As he exits in January, however, he will leave behind a budget deficit that’s just as bad, and perhaps even worse, than the one he inherited from predecessor Gray Davis. And regardless of what else he may have accomplished, that will leave an indelible stain on his gubernatorial record.

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