Archive for September 9th, 2011

InlandPolitics: So much for that Obama jobs speech

In The Tank!

 

Friday, September 9, 2011 – 10:10 a.m.

Less than twenty-four hours after the much talked about Obama jobs speech the Dow Jones Industrial Average is down more than 300 points in mid-day trade.

Could it be the part about spending another half trillion dollars?

The PE: Money for four new Riverside County cities in limbo

10:00 PM PDT on Thursday, September 8, 2011

BY JIM MILLER
SACRAMENTO BUREAU
jmiller@pe.com

SACRAMENTO – Attempts to restore millions of dollars for Riverside County’s newest cities will go down to the wire, amid last-ditch legislative maneuvers to allocate the money this year.

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Harris

Joe Nelson, The (San Bernardino County) Sun
Posted: 09/08/2011 07:05:22 PM PDT

California Attorney General Kamala Harris said Thursday that despite the challenges at her office due to limited resources, her office remains committed to assisting San Bernardino County prosecutors in a sweeping corruption probe.

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The Sun: Fugitive Cal State professor free on bond

By Melissa Pinion-Whitt and Mike Cruz, The Sun
Posted: 09/08/2011 02:46:04 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO — The search for a professor accused of leading a methamphetamine trafficking operation hit a snag this week when someone posted a bail bond on his behalf, enabling him to be free from being arrested.

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Canan Tasci, Staff Writer
Created: 09/08/2011 08:31:58 AM PDT

MONTCLAIR – City Council members have agreed to pay the state a ransom of $3.6 million to continue operating its redevelopment agency.

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By Kevin Yamamura
kyamamura@sacbee.com
Published: Friday, Sep. 9, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 1A
Last Modified: Friday, Sep. 9, 2011 – 12:15 am

In an eleventh-hour bid to claim victory on job creation, Gov. Jerry Brown will work today to push a corporate tax deal through the state Senate on the final day of this year’s legislative session.

Brown secured passage of the plan in the Assembly on Thursday, but lacks Republican support in the Senate.

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Dutton

Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
September 8, 2011

Senate GOP leader Bob Dutton has asked Gov. Jerry Brown to hold off pushing his corporate tax package in the final two days of the legislative session and instead call a special session on jobs and tax reform.

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SacBee: Dan Walters: New legislative bills grow in the dark

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
Published: Friday, Sep. 9, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A
Last Modified: Friday, Sep. 9, 2011 – 12:10 am

The Capitol – especially during the last, hectic days of any legislative session – is a bottom-line kind of place.

Its occupants, whether legislators or lobbyists, are entirely focused on passing, defeating or amending bills.

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Published: Friday, Sep. 9, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 4A
Last Modified: Friday, Sep. 9, 2011 – 12:10 am

California Attorney General Kamala Harris has rejected a Republican request that she opine on whether the state budget signed by Gov. Jerry Brown is constitutional.

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Friday, September 9, 2011

Toward the end of President Obama’s feisty American Jobs Act speech Thursday night, he made one passing, but politically key, reference to Social Security:

“What kind of country would this be if this chamber had voted down Social Security or Medicare just because it violated some rigid idea about what government could or could not do?” Obama asked. “How many Americans would have suffered as a result?”

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By Stuart Pfeifer and Ronald D. White, Los Angeles Times
September 8, 2011, 7:05 p.m.

Federal agents executed a search warrant at the Northern California headquarters of solar panel manufacturer Solyndra Inc., which filed for bankruptcy protection this week despite receiving $535 million in federal stimulus loan guarantees.

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LATimes: Future utility bills could bring a shock

Consumers will be asked to help pay for billions in gas pipeline upgrades needed after Bay Area blast.

By Dan Weikel, Los Angeles Times
September 9, 2011

Three of California’s largest utilities are asking customers to help pay for nearly $4 billion in pipeline safety projects needed after last year’s deadly San Bruno disaster.

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By Louis Sahagun, Los Angeles Times
September 9, 2011

California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris on Thursday ventured into a community known as a “diesel death zone” for its heavy truck pollution and announced her intention to join a lawsuit challenging a massive warehouse project to be built nearby.

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