Archive for September 6th, 2011

InlandPolitics: Putting things in perspective

Tuesday, September 6, 2011 – 10:50 a.m.

Why S&P downgraded​ the US credit rating.

• U.S. Tax revenue: $2,170,000​,000,000
• Fed budget: $3,820,000​,000,000
• New debt: $ 1,650,000,​000,000
• National debt: $14,271,00​0,000,000
• Recent budget cut: $ 38,500,000​,000

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InlandPolitics: A little morning humor

Brinker

Tuesday, September 6, 2011 – 09:00 a.m.

Hot off the press!

San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Chairman James Ramos has endorsed the reelection bid of San Bernardino City Councilman Tobin Brinker.

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The PE: Bill pushes gas levy for congestion relief projects

10:00 PM PDT on Monday, September 5, 2011

BY DUG BEGLEY
STAFF WRITER
dbegley@pe.com

Sacramento lawmakers have a plan to raise money to improve freeways and bolster public transit and bicycle amenities: Let local officials charge more for gas.

But Inland area officials don’t think Riverside or San Bernardino counties will take lawmakers up on the offer.

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The Sun: Congress to consider new jobs plan

Neil Nisperos, Staff Writer
Posted: 09/05/2011 07:03:17 AM PDT

As Congress returns to session this week, Washington lawmakers agree that improving the national economy and creating jobs is the top priority.

President Barack Obama is slated to announce a new jobs plan to a joint session of Congress on Thursday.

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Rizzo

Wendy Leung, Staff Writer
Created: 09/05/2011 07:03:08 AM PDT

The former Bell city manager, who was once employed in Rancho Cucamonga, will receive drastically reduced pension benefits after the California Public Employees Retirement System slashed the payouts of top-paid officials.

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Runner

George Runner
Posted: 09/05/2011 06:15:26 PM PDT

Give Gov. Jerry Brown credit. He’s smart enough to recognize that imposing massive property tax hikes on California’s struggling job creators will hurt, not help, our state’s economy. And he’s willing to take heat from members of his own party for his stand.

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PolitiCal
On politics in the Golden State
September 5, 2011 | 10:20 pm

Gov. Jerry Brown is pondering changes in the corporate tax swap plan he introduced last month in hopes of reaching a bipartisan accord before the Legislature adjourns for the year.

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LATimes: Poll illustrates California voters’ anger

By Shane Goldmacher, Los Angeles Times
September 5, 2011, 6:59 p.m.

California voters are increasingly downcast about the direction of the country, but — like their leaders in Washington — many would rather adhere to party orthodoxy than compromise to address the current economic problems, a new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll shows.

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SacBee: Dan Walters: A dark side to liberal government

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
Published: Tuesday, Sep. 6, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A
Last Modified: Tuesday, Sep. 6, 2011 – 6:27 am

There’s no official definition of liberal government, but a fair description would be the proactive use of official powers to protect and enhance the public welfare, however that may be perceived.

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