Archive for November 18th, 2011

InlandPolitics: S.B. County budget revisions fail passage

Friday, November 18, 2011 – 10:00 a.m.

Sometimes you have to count to four.

At least if you want to pass appropriation adjustments through the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors.

Yes, the apple cart was been turned over at Tranquility Base this week, when first quarter budget adjustments failed to make it through the board.

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The PE: S.B. COUNTY: Lobbyist contract renewed



Published: 17 November 2011 05:53 PM

San Bernardino County is renewing its contract with a Sacramento lobbyist.

The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to extend its contract with Platinum Advisors for three years at a cost of $655,200.

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Jim Steinberg, Staff Writer
Posted: 11/17/2011 06:36:41 PM PST

FONTANA – Despite a warning that the current school year is likely to end up with a $2.6 million deficit, the Fontana Unified School District Board on Wednesday night voted to bring back 10 laid off locker room attendants at a cost of $285,000.

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Wes Woods II, Staff Writer
Created: 11/17/2011 12:25:41 PM PST

CLAREMONT – City Manager Jeff Parker will leave his position on Dec. 26 to take over as city manager in Tustin.

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By David Siders and Peter Hecht
Published: Friday, Nov. 18, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 1A
Last Modified: Friday, Nov. 18, 2011 – 7:36 am

In a major lift for supporters of California’s same-sex marriage ban, the state’s highest court ruled Thursday that proponents of ballot initiatives can defend their measures in court when the governor and attorney general refuse to do so.

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Friday, Nov. 18, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

Jerry Brown sought his second stint as governor last year by promising to balance the deficit- riddled state budget without gimmicks.

“Our state is in a real mess, and I’m not going to give you any phony plans or snappy slogans that don’t go anywhere,” Brown said in one ad. “We have to make some tough decisions.”

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November 17, 2011 | 7:34 pm

The U.S. Senate approved a package of legislation Thursday night that eliminates future funding for high-speed rail projects, including the California bullet train.

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