Archive for June 22nd, 2012

The PE: REGION: Officials lobbying for new tanker for March

BY MARK MUCKENFUSS
STAFF WRITER
mmuckenfuss@pe.com

Published: 21 June 2012 08:06 PM

Local officials say March Air Reserve Base is well positioned to receive a new generation of air refueling tankers and expect the base will be approved for that mission in the next two years.

However, with no guarantee of that approval, they are continuing to lobby and meet with congressional representatives to keep March a vital part of not only the military but of the Inland economy, they say.

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The Sun: Colton Board of Education president resigns

Doug Saunders, Staff Writer
Posted: 06/21/2012 06:59:19 PM PDT

COLTON – Colton Joint-Unified School District Board of Education President Robert Armenta Jr. resigned Tuesday via an e-mail addressed to the school Superintendent Jerry Almendarez.

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By Kevin Yamamura
kyamamura@sacbee.com
Published: Friday, Jun. 22, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 1A

Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic lawmakers announced a budget deal Thursday that imposes harsher consequences on welfare parents who cannot find work after two years and moves 880,000 low-income children into a cheaper state health care program.

The agreement came nearly one week after Democrats, under threat of losing their pay, sent Brown a $92.1 billion spending plan that avoided severe new cuts to safety net programs for the poor.

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LATimes: Key provisions of the state budget agreement

 

Spending on welfare, child care, home care, Medi-Cal, prisons, courts and state employees would be reduced. For now, education is relatively untouched.

June 21, 2012, 5:32 p.m.

Gov. Jerry Brown and top Democratic lawmakers announced Thursday that they had reached a deal on state spending. Here are some key elements of the budget agreement:

Social services

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By Jon Ortiz
jortiz@sacbee.com
Published: Friday, Jun. 22, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 1A
Last Modified: Friday, Jun. 22, 2012 – 7:48 am

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that California’s largest state employee union violated the free speech rights of 28,000 so-called “fair-share” nonmembers by coercing them to finance political campaigns in 2005 and 2006.

The 7-2 ruling highlights the strained relationship between Service Employes International Union Local 1000 and its nonmember contributors and could have implications for a key November initiative that would restrict union fundraising.

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