Archive for May 2nd, 2012

InlandPolitics: Public attorneys group enters 3rd District race

Wednesday, May 2, 2012 – 01:45 p.m.

A May surprise has popped up in the race to decide who will represent San Bernardino County’s Third Supervisorial District.

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U.S. Representative Mary Bono Mack

By PE Politics
May 2, 2012 10:32 AM

Thanks to the “hyper-partisan discussion of personal issues” swirling about the presidential race, Inland Rep. Mary Bono Mack has picked up added help in her own congressional contest.

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012 – 10:30 a.m.

Fundraising two hotly-contested races for San Bernardino Board of Supervisors and U.S. Congress is still continuing at crawl this week, with many candidates concerned about collecting on previous commitments.

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012 – 10:00 a.m.

The flap over the Form 700 – Statements of Economic Disclosure Forms filed by San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors candidate and former San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Chairman James Ramos in his various capacities as San Bernardino Community College District Trustee, State Board of Education Member and San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors candidate, raise really one main question.

Ramos currently functions in all three capacities and recently surrendered his Tribal Chairman title.

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InlandPolitics: Elections: Ramos dumps another forum

Wednesday, May 2, 2012 – 08:55 a.m.

Another Tea Party forum snubbed?

That’s the story coming out of Big Bear this morning.

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The PE: RIVERSIDE COUNTY: More layoffs likely, CEO says

Riverside County already is letting go 229 employees but labor and jail-related costs bring on more cuts

 

BY JEFF HORSEMAN
STAFF WRITER
jhorseman@pe.com

Published: 01 May 2012 07:45 PM

Despite an anticipated economic rebound, more layoffs of Riverside County employees will be needed as the county grapples with tens of millions of dollars in future expenses, the county’s top executive said Tuesday.

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Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 05/01/2012 07:42:52 PM PDT

The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved an action plan seeking $8.6 million in federal funds for housing and infrastructure projects consistent with the county’s Vision Plan.

The county’s 2012-13 annual Action Plan lists projects in need of funding. If awarded, the grants will be included in the county Department of Community Development and Housing’s budget for the next fiscal year, which the board will consider for approval at a future date.

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BY IMRAN GHORI
STAFF WRITER
ighori@pe.com

Published: 01 May 2012 07:30 PM

San Bernardino County supervisors approved an agreement Tuesday spelling out the review process for a controversial proposal to draw water from ancient aquifers in the Mojave Desert.

The agreement provides for county oversight of the $225 million project in the Cadiz Valley, about 40 miles east of Twentynine Palms, that would involve building 44 miles of pipeline to move surplus water from the Colorado Aqueduct to an underground basin the size of Rhode Island.

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DailyBulletin: PUSD OKs issuing layoff notices to 180

Monica Rodriguez, Staff Writer
Created: 05/02/2012 12:13:28 AM PDT

POMONA – Members of the Pomona Unified School District board of education adopted a resolution Tuesday evening authorizing district administrators to issue preliminary layoff notices to about 180 classified employees.

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Andrew Edwards, Staff Writer
Created: 05/01/2012 09:34:05 AM PDT

Inland Empire manufacturing remained in a growth pattern in April, but the pace of that growth slowed sharply from the previous month.

The region’s Purchasing Manager’s Index, compiled from a survey of San Bernardino and Riverside county manufacturers, registered at 52.9 in April.

Any number greater than 50 signifies growth.

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PolitiCal
On politics in the Golden State
May 1, 2012 | 5:25 pm

The legislative analyst’s office has a new number that is adding to California’s financial headache: $3 billion. That’s the total amount that tax revenue has lagged behind goals set by Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration in the current fiscal year.

The shortfall was detailed in a report released on Tuesday by the nonpartisan office, which provides budget advice to lawmakers.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
May 1, 2012

Ratings agency Standard & Poor’s raised concerns today after California income tax revenues fell short in April and a judge ruled the state controller cannot withhold legislative pay based on budget quality.

In its review, the agency said the two developments “could weaken the state’s prospects for further improvement in its fiscal structure,” though it noted that this outcome is not inevitable.

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
Published: Wednesday, May. 2, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

Thousands of California teachers were given layoff notices a few weeks ago because state law requires the slips to be sent out each spring if administrators and trustees believe cuts are needed to balance their budgets.

Later this month, the districts must decide whether to continue or rescind those layoffs on the assumption that by then they’ll know the state of their 2012-13 finances.

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