Archive for July 25th, 2011

InlandPolitics Commentary: Gov’t cutback in spending a death blow to economy

Monday, July 25, 2011 – 10:15 a.m.

It’s coming!

A massive diet for the U.S. Government that will reverberate throughout the country.

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The Sun: Airport officials to reply to negative report

Josh Dulaney, Staff Writer
Posted: 07/24/2011 02:47:35 PM PDT

Airport officials on Wednesday are expected to continue to chip away at what they say are factual errors in a Grand Jury report on their work at the former Norton Air Force Base.

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The Sun: Study backs airport work

Universities’ findings conflict with Grand Jury report
Josh Dulaney, Staff Writer
Posted: 07/24/2011 09:12:10 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO – Efforts to transform the former Norton Air Force Base into a civilian airport and bring businesses to the surrounding area could reverse the devastating economic impact of the base’s closure on the region, according to a new report.

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Selection detailed to Grand Jury
Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Created: 07/24/2011 09:11:11 PM PDT

Despite objections from San Bernardino County attorneys, Rancho Cucamonga developer Jeff Burum and two county supervisors negotiated who would mediate a legal settlement over a land rights dispute that netted the developer $102 million, according to Grand Jury testimony.

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VVDailyPress: VVWRA deal for Victorville’s plant advances

July 24, 2011 11:43 AM
Brooke Edwards
Staff Writer

It appears Victorville is closer to striking a deal with the Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority to sell its distressed wastewater plant.

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LATimes: Debt-ceiling standoff grinds on

By Kathleen Hennessey and Christi Parsons, Washington Bureau
July 24, 2011, 10:13 p.m.

Reporting from Washington— Congressional leaders missed a self-imposed weekend deadline for reaching a debt agreement that would stave off federal default, leaving Democrats and Republicans aligned behind competing proposals as financial markets watched closely for signs of progress.

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TIMES/USC DORNSIFE POLL

Nearly 60% of those polled support changing state law to allow voters to approve local taxes on cigarettes, sugary drinks, liquor and oil pumped from the ground.

By Shane Goldmacher, Los Angeles Times
July 25, 2011

Reporting from Sacramento— Californians would let local officials put new taxes on cigarettes, sugary drinks, liquor and oil pumped from the ground if voters in their communities said it was OK, a new poll shows.

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PolitiCal
On politics in the Golden State
July 24, 2011 | 7:03 pm

The top Democrat in the state Senate said he is shelving until 2012 one of the year’s most explosive legislative gambits: a proposed law to grant cities, counties and more than 1,000 school districts broad new taxing authority.

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Monday, July 26, 2011
By Ed Mendel

A local ballot measure in San Jose and a statewide initiative, both only proposals at this point, would attempt to cut the cost of public pensions promised current workers, believed by many to be “vested rights” protected by court decisions.

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By Jon Ortiz
jortiz@sacbee.com
Published: Monday, Jul. 25, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 1A

Thousands of California public employees have put down big money on what amounts to a bet with the government that they will live long enough to recoup their investment – and then some.

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