Archive for April 10th, 2012

InlandPolitics: Santorum clears path for Romney

Mitt Romney left. Rick Santorum right.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012 – 04:30 p.m.

Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum has ended his campaign for the GOP nomination for President of the United States.

The move has cleared any obstacles for Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney.

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SacBee: California revenues 4.2 percent shy in March

Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
April 10, 2012

As state leaders hope for a surprise uptick in revenues this spring, state Controller John Chiang reported Tuesday that California lagged last month by $233.5 million, or 4.2 percent.

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012 – 09:55 a.m.

It was a baseless and blind run-up.

The stock market that is.

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Riverside County Supervisor Bob Buster/FILE PHOTO

 

BY JEFF HORSEMAN AND DAVID DANELSKI
STAFF WRITERS
jhorseman@pe.com | ddanelski@pe.com

Published: 09 April 2012 03:14 PM

Assemblyman and Riverside County supervisor candidate Kevin Jeffries can describe himself as a small business owner on the June 5 ballot but must drop or revise language about his voting record on taxes, a court commissioner ruled Monday.

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Last year, Assessor John Noguez estimated that the county property tax base would grow by almost $18.7 billion for the next fiscal year. But he revised that figure to $5.1 billion last week. The drop could lead to cuts in law enforcement, education and other services.

 

By Jason Song, Los Angeles Times
April 10, 2012

Los Angeles County could receive almost $50 million less than expected in property taxes next year, according to the latest estimates, which could lead to cuts in law enforcement, education and other services.

Last year, Assessor John Noguez estimated that the county property tax base would grow by almost $18.7 billion for the next fiscal year. But he revised that figure to $5.1 billion last week.

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LATimes: Tea party lawmaker’s agenda suffers another blow

PolitiCal
On politics in the Golden State
April 9, 2012 | 6:35 pm

For Tim Donnelly, the revolution is no tea party.

The outspoken Republican from San Bernardino was elected to the Legislature two years ago on a pledge to rein in regulations and shrink the bureaucracy that he said was strangling the state’s economy. So far, his signature initiatives — importing Arizona’s controversial immigration law to California and rolling back state financial aid to undocumented students — have failed.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
April 9, 2012

Less than a week after Gov. Jerry Brown started using robotic telephone calls and mailers to gather signatures for his ballot initiative to raise taxes, the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association plans to launch its anti-tax campaign today on the conservative “John and Ken” talk radio show.

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