Archive for March 30th, 2011

SacBee: Dan Walters: Jerry Brown’s state budget plan blows up

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com The Sacramento Bee
Published: Wednesday, Mar. 30, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

That explosion you heard in downtown Sacramento on Tuesday was the big blowup of Gov. Jerry Brown’s plans to ask voters in June to extend billions of dollars in taxes to balance the deficit-riddled state budget.

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10:33 PM PDT on Tuesday, March 29, 2011

By DUANE W. GANG
The Press-Enterprise

Riverside Board of Supervisors meet about county budgets
Published: 3/29/2011 07:18 PM

Riverside County’s four public-safety departments painted a bleak picture Tuesday of their finances, saying they face significant budget shortfalls for next fiscal year.

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The PE: Emmerson: “It’s over”

Emmerson

By PE Politics
March 29, 2011 3:50 PM

State Sen. Bill Emmerson said Tuesday that budget negotiations with Gov. Jerry Brown are over and won’t restart.

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The PE: RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Redistricting gets under way

10:00 PM PDT on Tuesday, March 29, 2011

By DUANE GANG
The Press-Enterprise

Hunched over large maps — with markers in hand — Riverside County’s redistricting committee began trying Tuesday to figure out how to divide more than 2 million residents into five equal districts.

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The PE: S.B. COUNTY: No consensus on seeking Colonies money

 

Postmus

 

10:40 PM PDT on Tuesday, March 29, 2011

By IMRAN GHORI
The Press-Enterprise

Special Section: San Bernardino County Corruption Probe

Prosecutors say a plea deal by former San Bernardino County Assessor and Supervisor Bill Postmus could invalidate a $102 million lawsuit settlement, but they will leave it up to the county Board of Supervisors to decide whether to go after the money.

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DailyBulletin: Quincey’s job under scrutiny

Quincey

 

Council has closed session
Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Created: 03/29/2011 04:55:14 PM PDT

UPLAND – Council members discussed City Manager Robb Quincey’s employment during a closed session meeting on Monday, but didn’t provide much information to the public on his status with the city.

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DailyBulletin: Postmus plea causes stir

Ex-official’s deal has implications for investigations, county lawsuits
Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Created: 03/29/2011 09:23:45 PM PDT

A guilty plea to corruption charges by former San Bernardino County Assessor Bill Postmus may have major impacts on an ongoing criminal investigation and a landmark $102 million legal settlement between the county and a land developer.

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VVDailyPress: Rothschild back in City Council race

 

March 29, 2011 3:15 PM
Brooke Edwards

VICTORVILLE • Mike Rothschild has decided to run for a seventh term on the City Council after all, spurred to change his mind by a mounting recall effort against him and two other council members.

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The PE: HEMET: Mayor warns of tough decisions on horizon

10:00 PM PDT on Tuesday, March 29, 2011

By KEVIN PEARSON
The Press-Enterprise

Hemet likely will face more cuts as it battles through tough economic times, and residents will have to accept the potential for change, Mayor Jerry Franchville said during an annual address.

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LATimes: Jerry Brown ends talks on bipartisan budget deal

By Shane Goldmacher and Anthony York, Los Angeles Times
March 30, 2011

Reporting from Sacramento — Gov. Jerry Brown has abandoned his effort to negotiate a bipartisan budget, charging that Republicans were unwilling to support his plan unless he yielded to “an ever-changing list of collateral demands.”

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
March 29, 2011

The California Labor Federation is considering a ballot initiative on taxes after budget talks between Gov. Jerry Brown and Republican lawmakers broke down this afternoon.

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