Archive for June 1st, 2012

InlandPolitics: 69,000 jobs added in May, unemployment rate rises to 8.2%

Friday, June 1, 2012 – 09:00 a.m.

The U.S. Department of Labor announced on Friday that the U.S. economy added just 69,000 jobs in May.

Approximately 100,000 less than economists had expected.

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The PE: 2012 ELECTIONS: Romney coming here Friday

Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney

BY BEN GOAD
WASHINGTON BUREAU
bgoad@pe.com

Published: 17 May 2012 01:23 PM

Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney is planning a fundraising stop in Riverside on Friday, June 1, according to Republicans close to the campaign.

The former Massachusetts governor has penciled in an event on Friday afternoon at the Victoria Club in Riverside.

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Jim Steinberg, Staff Writer
Created: 05/31/2012 07:29:20 PM PDT

By Jim Steinberg Staff Writer

COLTON – Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, the county’s hospital, stands to lose millions of dollars, if proposals under Gov. Jerry Brown’s revised budget become reality, county officials said.

Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Josie Gonzales said the proposals are “horrendous” because they could end up causing some to be denied care at a time when they need it most, after losing health insurance because they had become unemployed in the sagging economy.

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The Sun: San Bernardino has a chance for real change

James Ramos

Point of View

James Ramos
Posted: 05/31/2012 11:17:54 AM PDT

The decision to run for San Bernardino County supervisor wasn’t an easy one for me. My friends and family told me that running would bring out the worst in my opponent, and they were right. This campaign has brought out so many untrue statements about my family and my heritage. It’s tough to sit back and stay positive, but it’s the belief in our county that drives me.

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Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Created: 05/31/2012 09:12:23 AM PDT

UPLAND – An active volunteer in the city has announced her intention to run for City Council.

Sheri Haendiges will run for an open City Council seat in November.

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VVDailyPress: Liberatore approaches $1M in campaign debt

Liberatore, McEachron, Cook, Mitzelfelt lead 8th District spending
May 31, 2012 8:42 AM
Brooke Edwards Staggs, City Editor

Candidate Paul Cook has brought in the most donations in his run for the newly created 8th Congressional District seat, with $184,428 raised as of the latest reports on file with the Federal Election Commission.

However, Phil Liberatore has spent more than twice as much money as Cook on his campaign leading up to Tuesday’s primary election, amassing nearly $1 million in debt going back to an unsuccessful 2010 run and with nearly $400,000 spent on the current race.

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OCRegister: Governor, legislators’ pay is cut 5 percent

May 31st, 2012, 1:00 pm
Posted by BRIAN JOSEPH, Sacramento Correspondent

The salaries of state lawmakers along with that of Gov. Jerry Brown, the state attorney general and the other constitutional officers and members of the Board of Equalization, will be cut by 5 percent beginning in December, California Citizens Compensation Commission ruled Thursday.

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PolitiCal
On politics in the Golden State
May 31, 2012 | 1:44 pm

Under a measure approved Thursday by the state Senate, California lawmakers would no longer be able to accept concert and sports tickets, golf games and other gifts from companies lobbying the Legislature.

The measure was proposed by Sen. Sam Blakeslee (R-San Luis Obispo) because of what he said was his concern that the Legislature is tainted when members accept spa treatments, Lakers box seats and Disneyland tickets from special interests.

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