Archive for December 5th, 2011

The PE: FIELD POLL: Voters oppose automatic budget cuts

Automatic reductions in state spending are a bad idea, they tell pollsters; also, Gov. Brown’s approval rating barely changes

BY JIM MILLER
SACRAMENTO BUREAU
jmiller@pe.com

Published: 05 December 2011 06:43 AM

SACRAMENTO — Two-thirds of California voters continue to strongly oppose the likelihood of automatic midyear spending cuts to make up for lower-than-expected state revenue, a new survey shows.

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DailyBulletin: Morrell and Dutton already battling it out

State Senator Bob Dutton and State Assemblyman Mike Morrell

Neil Nisperos, Staff Writer
Created: 12/04/2011 06:03:30 AM PST

RANCHO CUCAMONGA – Election Day may be about 11 months away, but campaigning for the 40th Assembly District seat has quickly progressed.

Polling has been conducted, an endorsement has been made, fundraising has begun and the politicking has been ongoing.

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Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Created: 12/04/2011 03:07:01 PM PST

A plan aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 15 percent by 2020 will be considered Tuesday by the the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors.

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Rep. Ed Royce, right, and Chino Hills Councilman Peter Rogers, left, listen to Chino Hills Mayor Art Bennett at a town all meeting with the residents of Chino Hills about the fight against the installation of new electrical towers Sunday in Chino Hills. (Thomas R. Cordova/Staff Photographer)

Canan Tasci, Staff Writer
Created: 12/04/2011 06:08:54 PM PST

CHINO HILLS – Rep. Ed Royce’s focus at a town hall meeting Sunday was how to get 19 power towers taken down throughout the city.

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By David Siders
dsiders@sacbee.com
Published: Monday, Dec. 5, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A
Last Modified: Monday, Dec. 5, 2011 – 6:24 am

Gov. Jerry Brown’s public approval rating is still relatively high after almost a year in office, but it has slipped slightly, and the specter of additional spending cuts could erode it further, according to a new Field Poll.

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By Joe Piasecki, Los Angeles Times
December 5, 2011

A Sacramento Superior Court judge has ruled that the California Assembly must disclose budget records of individual lawmakers, handing a victory to newspapers that filed a lawsuit accusing legislators of flouting the state’s open records laws.

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Published: Monday, Dec. 5, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

A group seeking to ask California voters to repeal the death penalty has netted nearly $1.2 million in recent weeks to aid its drive to qualify for the 2012 ballot.

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NYTimes: Despite Surge, Gingrich Faces Major Hurdles

By TRIP GABRIEL and JEFF ZELENY
Published: December 4, 2011

Surging in polls is one thing. But as Newt Gingrich seeks to turn his impressive performance in surveys into votes, he is scrambling madly to build the kind of organization that Mitt Romney has methodically put in place for a year, one that will let him compete through all 50 contests, often in multiple states at once.

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