Archive for March 1st, 2011

InlandPolitics: Governor releases draft of his tax hike legislation

Tuesday, March 1, 2011 – 01:55 p.m.

California Governor Jeery Brown has released a a draft of his legislation to place a five-year tax hike extension before voters.

Currently there is no republican votes to support the measure.

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Tuesday, March 1, 2011 – 01:35 p.m.

Inflation is definitely back in the game.

Gold closed at an all-time high of $1,432.60 an ounce Tuesday afternoon.

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Tuesday, March 1, 2011 – 12:30 p.m.

A claim filed Monday against the City of Upland sheds some light into an ongoing federal investigation surrounding former Mayor John “J.P.” Pomierski.

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InlandPolitics: Crude oil: The climb resumes

Tuesday, March 1, 2011 – 12:28 p.m.

The price of West Texas Intermediate Light Sweet Crude moved closer to the $100 per barrel mark today.

The price of North Sea Brent Crude is already at $112 per barrel.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011 – 12:15 p.m.

A medical marijuana cooperative that believes it was unjustly shutdown by Upland officials last September is now mounting an all out offensive against the city.

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InlandPolitics: Musser appointed Upland mayor

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Tuesday, March 1, 2011 – 11:55 a.m

Upland City Councilman Ray Musser was elevated to Mayor by his colleagues on Monday night.

The vote was 3-1, with councilman Gino Filippi voting against.

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The PE: Emmerson, Cook draw radio hosts’ ire

By PE Politics
on March 1, 2011 9:17 AM

Any day now, state Sen. Bill Emmerson will get a stake through his head, figuratively speaking.

Assemblyman Paul Cook is already there. For several days, the Yucca Valley Republican’s mug shot has had a stick through it on the web site of KFI AM’s “John and Ken Show.” Cook also is portrayed underneath a bus driven by the show’s hosts.

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The PE: State parks officials soon to release closure list

10:54 PM PST on Monday, February 28, 2011

By JIM MILLER and IMRAN GHORI
The Press-Enterprise

Some state parks in Inland Southern California are likely to be among dozens recommended for closure or downsizing as officials finish a plan to reduce parks spending.

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10:00 PM PST on Monday, February 28, 2011

By DAYNA STRAEHLEY
The Press-Enterprise

The San Bernardino school board has approved $25 million in reductions for the 2011-12 budget and will consider layoff notices for 272 teaching positions when it meets Tuesday.

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The Sun: Redlands council to consider budget, sustainability

Chantal M. Lovell, Staff Writer
Posted: 02/28/2011 07:22:04 PM PST

REDLANDS – The City Council will meet at 6 tonight and view a presentation on the service priorities of the Police, Fire and Quality of Life departments.

Also on the schedule is a presentation on how to make Redlands more environmentally sustainable.

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DailyBulletin: GOP steadfast on taxes

Area lawmakers say no to special election
Wendy Leung, Staff Writer
Created: 02/28/2011 08:39:44 PM PST

The question of whether voters in June will help decide how to fill the gaping budget deficit could depend on how many Republican legislators Gov. Jerry Brown can convince in the next week.

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DailyBulletin: Economic output in Inland Empire slips

Construction off by 19 percent
Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Created: 02/28/2011 09:17:48 PM PST

Total economic output in the Inland Empire dropped 2.8 percent in 2009 – according to the latest report by the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Economic Analysis.

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VVDailyBulletin: Another victory in Foxborough suit

Judge increases Victorville’s award to nearly $54 million
February 28, 2011 11:31 AM
Brooke Edwards

VICTORVILLE • The city just won its third victory in its lawsuit against the firm that designed the failed Foxborough power plant, after a Riverside judge tacked $1.9 million in legal fees onto a previous judgment in Victorville’s favor.

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By Shane Goldmacher, Los Angeles Times
March 1, 2011

Reporting from Sacramento —

Gov. Jerry Brown backed away Monday from a controversial plan to shift responsibility for managing certain prisoners and parolees to local governments.

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By Kevin Yamamura
kyamamura@sacbee.com
Published: Tuesday, Mar. 1, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

Ten more days.

That’s how much more time Gov. Jerry Brown is giving lawmakers to reach a deal on the budget.

Democrats are finalizing their version of the plan, but the biggest hurdle – getting enough Republican votes – remains a significant challenge.

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SacBee: Dan Walters: State budget gets even more convoluted

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com The Sacramento Bee
Published: Tuesday, Mar. 1, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

Reader, beware: You are about to enter a twilight zone in which the finely shaded nuances of constitutional law collide with power and money politics.

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SFChronicle: Tax or spend? The final chapter

Debra J. Saunders
San Francisco Chronicle
Tuesday, March 1, 2011

I am reluctant to join the chorus of scolds who chide Republicans for opposing Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposal to put a tax-increase extension on a special election ballot in June.

But I will join the chorus, though first I must point out that GOP Assembly members and senators didn’t spend California to the brink of ruin. The Democrats and nominally Republican former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger share that honor.

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Politics Blog
Posted By: Joe Garofoli | February 28 2011 at 04:30 PM

We told you the other day that there a number of folks in Sacramento and Washington — both Dems and Republicans — who are thinking of tapping (i.e. TAXING) online gamblers to help fix California’s budget problems.

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