Archive for September 15th, 2011

The Sun: Rep. Baca seeking USGS survey of perchlorate plume

Jim Steinberg, Staff Writer
Posted: 09/14/2011 09:55:59 PM PDT

RIALTO – Rep. Joe Baca, D-San Bernardino, asked a congressional subcommittee Wednesday to act on his legislation requiring the U.S. Geological Survey to conduct a study of the Rialto-Colton water basin that focuses on its perchlorate plume.

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DailyBulletin: Local lawmakers score in Sacramento

Neil Nisperos, Staff Writer
Created: 09/14/2011 09:57:14 PM PDT

Sacramento lawmakers from the Inland Empire have a number of bills recently signed into law, or sent to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk for his signature or veto.

The bills moved through the state Legislature at a time of significant budgetary shortfall, unemployment and ongoing divisiveness over immigration, business regulations and taxes. Together, they have colored the political environment in Sacramento, for better and for worse, experts say.

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By David Siders
dsiders@sacbee.com
Published: Thursday, Sep. 15, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A
Last Modified: Thursday, Sep. 15, 2011 – 6:50 am

SAN FRANCISCO – Still smarting from the Legislature’s defeat of his tax and jobs plan, Gov. Jerry Brown accused Republican lawmakers Wednesday of an “unconstitutional delegation of power,” saying they are controlled by the anti-tax group Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association.

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SacBee: Field Poll: Romney leads Perry among state’s GOP

By Dan Smith
smith@sacbee.com
Published: Thursday, Sep. 15, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A
Last Modified: Thursday, Sep. 15, 2011 – 7:32 am

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is maintaining his edge over a surging Texas Gov. Rick Perry among Republicans looking to California’s June 2012 presidential primary, according to a new Field Poll.

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By Alisen Boada | 09/15/11 12:00 AM PST

The lawmakers are out of town, the Capitol is quiet and the governor is back at his desk after a Vegas trip.

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Politico: When campaign funds go missing

A California Democratic treasurer stands accused of the ultimate political betrayal.

By JOHN BRESNAHAN & JONATHAN ALLEN | 9/14/11 11:37 PM EDT

A California Democratic treasurer stands accused of the ultimate political betrayal: stealing from campaign accounts that she was entrusted with overseeing.

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By Jon Ortiz
jortiz@sacbee.com
Published: Thursday, Sep. 15, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

It could have been worse. A lot worse.

Next week, a state watchdog committee will take up 16 cases involving current and former employees and board members of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System who failed to report gifts they had received from business associates.

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Money & Company
Tracking the market and economic trends that shape your finances.
September 14, 2011 | 2:36 pm

Investors’ scramble to earn a reasonable return on their cash helped California sell out an offering of $5.4 billion in short-term notes earlier than expected — and at the low end of expected yields.

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Donnelly

Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
September 14, 2011

A production crew for “The Daily Show” was spotted late this afternoon under the dome, taping a segment with GOP Assemblyman Tim Donnelly.

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That top rate will be needed if state funding doesn’t grow to help offset costs, officials say. They call the proposal a guideline, but a student leader fears the increase will be locked in.

By Larry Gordon, Los Angeles Times
September 15, 2011

Reporting from San Francisco— University of California students could face annual tuition increases of 8% to 16% over the next four years, possibly bringing the fee as high as $22,068 for the 2015-16 school year, according to a long-term budget plan the university unveiled Wednesday.

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