Archive for April 20th, 2012

InlandPolitics: California Republican Assembly endorses Derry

Friday, April 20, 2012 – 02:15 p.m.

San Bernardino County Third District Supervisor Neil Derry picked up another large endorsement Thursday night.

The conservative California Republican Assembly (CRA) has officially voted to endorse the first-term supervisor.

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The PE: LEGISLATURE: Panel OKs bill to help Inland cities

BY JIM MILLER
SACRAMENTO BUREAU
jmiller@pe.com

Published: 18 April 2012 10:22 PM

SACRAMENTO — Legislation that would restore a critical revenue stream for Riverside County’s newest cities cleared its first committee this morning, the first concrete success for the cities and their supporters following months of efforts to roll back part of last summer’s state budget.

Jurupa Valley, Eastvale, Wildomar and Menifee lost a combined $14 million when lawmakers approved an $86 billion budget that diverted vehicle-license fee money to pay for local law-enforcement grants. Officials in the cities warned of fiscal calamity, including possible disincorporation, if there is no fix.

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Andrew Edwards, Staff Writer
Posted: 04/19/2012 06:17:07 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO – Attorneys for the bankrupt SBD Airport Services are asking a federal judge to force San Bernardino International Airport administrators to restore the company’s access to the airport’s fueling facilities.

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Grenell

Staff Reports
Created: 04/20/2012 07:49:21 AM PDT

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has reportedly hired Richard A. Grenell, who has been a spokesman for Rancho Cucamonga developer Jeff Burum, as his national security and foreign policy spokesman.

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VVDailyPress: Victorville sued over ‘promised’ benefits

Employees of water district say city reneging on promises made to fund vested coverage

April 19, 2012 9:04 AM
Natasha Lindstrom, Staff Writer

VICTORVILLE • Current city employees and retired employees of the water district absorbed by Victorville in 2007 are suing the city to protect their benefits, arguing the city is reneging on promises made to fund their vested coverage.

The six plaintiffs charge that Victorville is not standing by agreements it made to some 49 employees who’d worked for the former Victor Valley Water District.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
April 19, 2012

Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg pledged today to put forward for the 2014 election a package of major changes to California’s initiative process, including a provision to make it easier for legislators to place tax measures on the ballot.

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By Jim Sanders
jsanders@sacbee.com
Published: Friday, Apr. 20, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

Paid political attack dogs always have found safe haven in the free-wheeling anonymity of the Internet, but California is set to challenge that.

The leader of the state’s political watchdog agency said Thursday that she wants bloggers to be required to disclose payments received from campaigns.

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