Archive for April 28th, 2011

InlandPolitics: Let’s not forget this one –From the archives

Thursday, April 28, 2011 – 11:35 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, April 28, 2011 – 02:20 p.m.

Former San Bernardino County Third District Supervisor Dennis Hansberger has been busy these days trying to re-emerge in local politics.

Taking every opportunity to criticize and Monday night quarterback.

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MarketWatch: New requests for U.S. jobless benefits surge

Economic Report
April 28, 2011, 10:17 a.m. EDT
Applications jump to 429,000, the highest level in three months
By Jeffry Bartash, MarketWatch

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — New applications for U.S. unemployment benefits jumped last week to the highest level in three months, potentially a sign that recent improvement in hiring trends may have slowed.

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MarketWatch: First-quarter U.S. economic growth slows to 1.8%

Economic Report
April 28, 2011, 10:29 a.m. EDT
Inflation measures pick up
By Greg Robb, MarketWatch

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — The U.S. economy slowed markedly in the first quarter and inflation accelerated, clear evidence of the double whammy on the economy from higher gasoline prices.

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The Sun: Campaign disclosure charges called rare

Josh Dulaney, Staff Writer
Posted: 04/27/2011 08:44:36 PM PDT

When the state Attorney General’s Office filed criminal charges Tuesday against Supervisor Neil Derry for allegedly laundering money through a political action committee, it marked the second time in two years that a San Bernardino County official was hit with charges for campaign disclosure violations under the Political Reform Act.

But experts say the action – which highlights various facets of campaign law – isn’t that common.

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DailyBulletin: Derry reviewing charges

Derry

 

If mistake, says he will correct it
Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Created: 04/27/2011 09:36:16 PM PDT

San Bernardino County Supervisor Neil Derry reacted Wednesday to state charges that he laundered a campaign contribution, saying that if he made a mistake, he’ll correct it.

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10:00 PM PDT on Tuesday, April 26, 2011

By DUANE W. GANG
The Press-Enterprise

Riverside County should achieve changes to its pension system through collective bargaining, and supervisors should refrain from publicly discussing the details of the ongoing labor talks, the Board of Supervisors decided in a 3-2 vote Tuesday.

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The PE: Supervisor Neil Derry said he will review charges

11:49 PM PDT on Wednesday, April 27, 2011

By IMRAN GHORI and DUG BEGLEY
The Press-Enterprise

Special Section S.B. County Probe

In his first public statement since he was accused of trying to disguise a campaign contribution, San Bernardino County Supervisor Neil Derry said Wednesday that he’s always tried to comply with campaign reporting laws.

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Lorson

 

10:00 PM PDT on Wednesday, April 27, 2011

By ALICIA ROBINSON
The Press-Enterprise

Riverside Development Director Deanna Lorson on Wednesday was named an assistant city manager, becoming one of three executives with that title.

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The PE: Some Ethics Champion

*Administrator’s Note: MacDuff’s dislike for Derry and fondness for ousted Supe Dennis Hansberger shows here. No surprise though! Obviously, MacDuff has forgotten about Hansbergers problem from a few years back. InlandPolitics.com will give a reminder later.

10:00 PM PDT on Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Cassie MacDuff

The man who made ethics and transparency the cornerstones of his service as a San Bernardino County supervisor is charged with hiding the true source of a campaign contribution during his 2008 race.

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The Sun: Lawyer invokes Derry case in trial

Garagos

 

Judge rejects effort to get D.A. recused from Kouladjians’ bribery prosecution
Mike Cruz, Staff Writer
Posted: 04/27/2011 06:03:50 PM PDT

The criminal charges filed this week against San Bernardino County Supervisor Neil Derry could affect the trial of two Los Angeles-area businessmen accused of bribing the former chief of staff for Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Josie Gonzales.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
April 27, 2011

Most California voters still support Gov. Jerry Brown’s special election to resolve the state deficit, but they send mixed messages when it comes to approving taxes on the ballot, the latest Public Policy Institute of California survey shows.

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SacBee: Steinberg considers cuts targeting GOP districts

Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
April 27, 2011

Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg today said he is willing to consider calls to target GOP districts with steeper cuts if legislative Republicans will not vote for taxes or to put taxes on a statewide ballot as part of a budget solution.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
April 27, 2011

A top adviser to Gov. Jerry Brown suggested Wednesday the governor would veto legislative tax proposals that do not require voter approval, but the California Teachers Association remains steadfast in its belief that lawmakers should pass taxes without going to the ballot.

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By John Howard | 04/28/11 12:00 AM PST

Next year, the first time since 1992 that legislative and congressional candidates will run in districts not drawn by politicians, there likely will be races in which more districts are competitive, local GOP fundraising efforts are hampered and organized labor may get heavily involved in Republican primaries.

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Money & Company
Tracking the market and economic trends that shape your finances.
April 27, 2011 | 6:53 pm

A proposed law that would have ended “dual track” foreclosures in California failed to win a key vote in Sacramento on Wednesday.

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A copy of President Barack Obama’s long-form birth certificate after its release by the White House. (Olivier Douliery, MCT / April 27, 2011)

By James Oliphant and Christi Parsons, Tribune Washington Bureau
April 27, 2011, 6:19 p.m.

Reporting from Washington— President Obama’s decision to release of his long-form Hawaiian birth certificate after more than two years of ignoring calls to do so reflected White House frustration with incessant questions about his birthplace and a political calculation that it was time to settle the matter for any wavering voters in the middle of the electorate.

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