Archive for March 11th, 2012

InlandPolitics: Donnelly scores GOP endorsement over Jahn in AD33

Assemblyman Tim Donnelly

Sunday, March 11, 2012 – 02:50 p.m.

State Assemblyman Tim Donnelly (R-Twin Peaks) has been endorsed by the San Bernardino County Republican Central Committee.

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Sunday, November 11, 2012 – 02:40 p.m.

The race to replace First District Supervisor Brad Mitzelfelt, who is running in the newly created 8th Congressional District, is set to be a real free for all in June, with the top two candidates headed for a November runoff.

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InlandPolitics: Dutton loses out on GOP endorsement

State Senator Bob Dutton

Sunday, March 11, 2012 – 11:30 a.m.

State Senator Bob Dutton (R-Rancho Cucamonga) left the San Bernardino County Republican Central Committee meeting empty handed on Thursday night.

The California Republican Party requested the county central committee render endorsements for state and congressional offices this month.

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InlandPolitics: S.B. County: Gonzales draws two opponents

Gonzales
(Photo Credit: Kurt Miller/The PE)

Sunday, March 11 2012 – 10:45 a.m.

It looks like San Bernardino County Fifth District Supervisor Josie Gonzales received a wake-up call this week.

A wake-up call in the form of two filed opponents.

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From left to right, James Ramos, Neil Derry and Jim Bagley.

Sunday, March 11, 2012 – 10:30 a.m.

The number of candidates challenging San Bernardino County Third District Supervisor Neil Derry fell from four to two this week after candidates Ken Hunter and Robert Wilson officially withdrew from contention.

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The Sun: Postmus remarks to feds raises questions

Postmus

By Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 03/10/2012 03:03:31 PM PST

An admission by former San Bernardino County Assessor Bill Postmus to federal authorities that he used methamphetamine dozens of times in 2011 has a defense attorney in a far-reaching county corruption case questioning the tactics of prosecutors.

The admission came during an Oct. 14 interview with assistant U.S. attorneys Jerry Behnke and Joseph Widman and FBI agent Jonathan Zeitlin, when Postmus told the trio what he knew about an alleged corruption scandal state and local prosecutors are calling the biggest in county history.

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By David Siders
dsiders@sacbee.com
Published: Sunday, Mar. 11, 2012 – 2:00 am | Page 1A
Last Modified: Sunday, Mar. 11, 2012 – 9:49 am

Last year, for all his wine and conversation, it was Republican lawmakers Gov. Jerry Brown couldn’t budge on tax increases.

This year, it is Democratic interests he is failing to control.

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Phillip Matier,Andrew Ross, Chronicle Columnist
Sunday, March 11, 2012

Gov. Jerry Brown’s oft-repeated claim that having voters choose among three competing tax measures will spell doom for all of them in November may be more rhetoric than reality.

When the Field Poll tested Brown’s proposal to raise income taxes for the wealthy and sales taxes for everyone last month, it split the survey sample – with half the 1,000 respondents asked only about the governor’s plan and half asked about the Brown measure and its two potential competitors.

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