Archive for May 25th, 2012

The PE: AIRPORT: State says San Bernardino shouldn’t get $432 million

BY KIMBERLY PIERCEALL
STAFF WRITER
kpierceall@pe.com

Published: 24 May 2012 06:53 PM

The agency developing San Bernardino International Airport shouldn’t count on $432 million it planned to use for airport improvements, incentives and road fixes, says the state’s Department of Finance.

Since the state dissolved redevelopment agencies last year to cover a growing budget shortfall, local governments and joint powers authorities have had to prove why they should get to keep property tax revenue to fund their shuttered agency’s existing contracts and projects.

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By Joe Nelson, The (San Bernardino County) Sun
Created: 05/24/2012 10:56:14 AM PDT

The attorney for Rancho Cucamonga developer Jeff Burum, accused of bribing public officials in a sweeping San Bernardino County corruption case, said Thursday that his push to obtain additional evidence from prosecutors is winding down.

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The PE: STATE: Measure to help cities fails to advance

BY JIM MILLER
SACRAMENTO BUREAU
jmiller@pe.com

Published: 24 May 2012 08:31 PM

SACRAMENTO Legislation to restore millions of dollars in vehicle-license-fee revenue for four Riverside County cities has stalled in the state Senate and is likely dead for the year.

Friday, May 25, is the deadline for bills to pass their respective houses’ appropriations committees. The Senate Appropriations Committee reviewed dozens of measures that had been parked on its “suspense” file because of the legislation’s perceived impact on the state’s bottom line.

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The PE: SD31 Filing shows Munger involvement in IE wave

By PE Politics
May 24, 2012 12:32 PM

Newly filed campaign-finance reports show that wealthy Republican activist Charles Munger Jr. contributed $100,000 to the California Senior Advocates League independent-expenditure committee.

The committee’s recent sources of money have been a mystery in the days since it began spending the first of what now totals $115,500 in the Democratic primary fight in Riverside County’s 31st Senate District, part of some $577,000 it had spent statewide as of lunchtime Thursday.

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SFChronicle: Calif. lawmakers switch schedule for extra pay

By JULIET WILLIAMS, Associated Press
Thursday, May 24, 2012

(05-24) 16:38 PDT Sacramento, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers have again adjusted their legislative calendar to accommodate a holiday weekend, allowing them to continue collecting their $142-a-day per diem payments while they are away from the capital during the break.

Both houses of the Legislature moved their regular Thursday sessions to Friday this week. Per diem payments continue as long as the Legislature does not take a break of more than three days.

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