Archive for February 1st, 2011

InlandPolitics: S.B. County supervisors raised $1.25 million in 2010

Tuesday, February 1, 2011 – 10:40 a.m.

Last year was a good year for fundraising by members of the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors.

All five current members of the board collectively raised $1,253,795.90 in a bad economy.

Even though the figure was driven higher by the contested second district race won by Janice Rutherford.

Here’s the breakdown.

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11:52 PM PST on Monday, January 31, 2011

By JIM MILLER
Sacramento Bureau

SACRAMENTO – Assemblyman Paul Cook knows the foundations of California government as well as any of his colleagues.

Cook, though, wasn’t buying it Monday when Gov. Jerry Brown invoked the California Constitution to pressure the Yucca Valley Republican and other GOP lawmakers to allow a public vote on a five-year extension of higher taxes.

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The PE: Taking a try at a Riverside County remap

By PE Politics
on February 1, 2011 8:27 AM

Riverside County officials and community groups are getting ready for the redrawing of the county’s five Board of Supervisors districts to reflect changes in population since the 2000 census.

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The PE: Inland tribe’s lobbyist hit with big fine

By PE Politics
on January 31, 2011 7:11 PM

The Sacramento lobbyist for a prominent Inland Southern California gaming tribe has agreed to a $30,000 fine by California’s political ethics agency. The Fair Political Practices Commission is scheduled to act on the fine at its Feb. 10 meeting.

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The PE: Cassie MacDuff: Curb take-home cars

10:00 PM PST on Monday, January 31, 2011

Cassie MacDuff

Less than a month after being sworn in, Gov. Jerry Brown has ordered the state’s vehicle fleet cut in half, and for agencies and departments to stop allowing employees to take home vehicles unless necessary for public safety.

On Friday, Brown ordered an immediate halt to new car purchases and told agencies and departments to turn in taxpayer-funded cars unless essential to state business.

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The Sun: Redlands council to look at budget practices

Chantal M. Lovell, Staff Writer
Posted: 01/31/2011 06:03:03 PM PST

REDLANDS – The City Council will meet today and discuss how it will approach the budgeting process for the upcoming fiscal year.

Councilman Bob Gardner said he plans to introduce to his fellow councilmembers the idea of establishing a set of policies which they will adhere to when creating future city budgets.

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Adams

Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Created: 01/31/2011 03:43:42 PM PST

UPLAND – Police Chief Steve Adams is still out on medical leave but may return with the next month.

Adams has been off since Dec. 2, said Haweda Nash, the city’s human resources/risk management director.

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DailyBulletin: Arrowhead Credit Union cuts its losses

Rebecca U. Cho, Staff Writer
Created: 01/31/2011 05:42:02 PM PST

Arrowhead Credit Union narrowed its losses and improved its capital position at the end of 2010 as the beleaguered lender regained some stability under government control.

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Victorville paid Inland Energy $11.2 million in failed VV2 power project
February 01, 2011 9:15 AM
Brooke Edwards

VICTORVILLE • The leading contender to develop a solar project on city-owned land is part-owned by Inland Energy — the same company that received more than $11 million from Victorville for work on a related power plant that stalled and helped land the city on the brink of bankruptcy.

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Gov. Jerry Brown addresses lawmakers in the first State of the State address of his current term. (Steve Yeater / Associated Press)

By Evan Halper and Anthony York, Los Angeles Times
February 1, 2011

Reporting from Sacramento —

Gov. Jerry Brown told lawmakers Monday that “it would be unconscionable” not to let voters decide whether to pay more taxes to help balance the budget, using his first State of the State address as California’s 39th governor to press Republicans to agree to a special election.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
January 31, 2011

The books are closed on the most expensive non-presidential race in U.S. history, and defeated Republican candidate Meg Whitman’s final tally is a record-breaking $178.5 million spent on her gubernatorial campaign.

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By KEVIN SACK
Published: January 31, 2011

A second federal judge ruled on Monday that it was unconstitutional for Congress to enact a health care law that required Americans to obtain commercial insurance, evening the score at 2 to 2 in the lower courts as conflicting opinions begin their path to the Supreme Court.

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