Archive for December 26th, 2010

WashExaminer Editorial: Closing the books on the worst Congress

By: Examiner Editorial 12/25/10 8:05 PM

Americans can give thanks in this Christmas season for an end to the reckless and destructive 111th Congress. This is the Congress that passed Obamacare, against the wishes of a substantial majority of the public, on Christmas Eve of last year. In the dead of night, Democratic lawmakers stuffed the monstrous 2,700-page bill with special-interest goodies and political payoffs like the “Cornhusker Kickback” and the “Louisiana Purchase.” As we have learned since, most members were still ignorant of the bill’s contents three months later, when it gained final passage in the House. No surprise that its immediate results — both intended and unintended — have been almost uniformly bad.

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DailyBulletin Editorial: Time for some transparency

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Upland

Created: 12/25/2010 07:33:48 PM PST

So Upland’s city manager is involved in a domestic dispute, and the police are called.

A sergeant files a report on the incident, but no further action is taken.

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DailyBulletin: Ontario budget weathers the recession

Liset Marquez, Staff Writer
Created: 12/25/2010 10:11:49 PM PST

ONTARIO – Despite the economic uncertainty in the region, city officials went through the year without having to lay off any staff or worry about operating on a deficit.

The businesslike attitude adopted by city staff over the years helped the council pass a balanced, $383 million budget in July.

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McEachron

Federal, county investigations cost Victorville $300,000
December 25, 2010 1:43 PM
Brooke Edwards

VICTORVILLE • The cost and strain of responding to lengthy investigations by two federal and one county agency has newly seated Mayor Ryan McEachron calling for an end to the inquiries — though he first requested the forensic audit by the San Bernardino County Grand Jury.

The cost of responding has topped $300,000 in staff time and attorney fees, city officials estimated.

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