Thursday, April 26, 2012 – 09:45 a.m.

Here’s some interesting news on the transom this week.

Retirement savings plans under attack.

Yes, it’s finally happening. The feds are discussing the taxation of various retirement savings accounts to generate revenue. As their coffers dwindle, expect federal, state and local government to squeeze taxpayers.

Unemployment claims rising again

388,000 Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week. Not a good number for an economy that’s supposedly improving. Should claims break 400,000 it would definitely be an omen of bad things to come.

Romney steam rolling to nomination

Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney swept 5 primaries Tuesday night on his way to the republican nomination. Texas Governor Rick Perry has already endorsed Romney. Former Speaker Newt Gingrich and Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum are expected to follow. Romney’s early taking of the field doesn’t bode well for President Barack Obama, who was counting on and extended GOP primary fight to consume Romney’s funding.

Morris for San Bernardino Mayor?

The other Morris that is!

Yes, sources are saying that, Jim Morris, the chief of staff to, and son of San Bernardino Mayor Pat Morris, is pondering a run to replace his father.

Taxpayer lawsuit over Colonies settlement hits the skids

The taxpayer lawsuit filed against the San Bernardino County Flood Control District by Upland Attorney Corey Briggs hit the skids this week after Colonies Partners, L.P. filed a motion to throw the case out of court. Briggs amended his complaint to keep the case on life support until Colonies attorney Stephen Larson files a new demurrer in San Bernardino County Superior Court.

Aleman making a comeback?

Former Assistant Assessor and Bill Postmus operative, Adam Aleman, may be trying to re-enter politics. Aleman is rumored to be working on the Paul Cook congressional campaign and assisting anti-drug crusader and former Assembly hopeful Paul Chabot.