Archive for July 5th, 2012

The PE: FIELD POLL: Governor’s tax measure clings to majority support

BY JIM MILLER
SACRAMENTO BUREAU
jmiller@pe.com

Published: 04 July 2012 11:30 PM

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown and fellow Democrats in the Legislature could deal a mortal blow to the governor’s tax-increase initiative if they follow through on plans to appropriate billions of dollars for a high-speed rail system, a new survey suggests.

Fifty-four percent of likely November voters support Brown’s measure to temporarily raise the sales tax and increase income taxes on high earners, according to today’s Field Poll. Thirty-eight percent oppose it and 8 percent are undecided.

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Eminent domain raises legal concern
Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Created: 07/04/2012 11:15:06 PM PDT

Legal analysts are giving conflicting views on whether a proposed program in San Bernardino County to help homeowners with negative equity stay in their homes could withstand a legal challenge.

San Francisco-based investment firm Mortgage Resolution Partners has proposed the county use eminent domain to seize control of underwater loans and then modify them for homeowners at affordable rates.

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Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 07/03/2012 07:16:05 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO – Kohl’s must pay the city a portion of what it earns from all shipments through the San Bernardino distribution center, despite the retailer’s argument that the requirement is unconstitutional.

The City Council on Monday denied an appeal from Kohl’s, which did not return calls Tuesday asking whether they would further appeal the decision.

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Sandra Emerson, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Created: 07/04/2012 11:11:10 PM PDT

UPLAND — The school district’s Board of Trustees has decided to eliminate home-to-school transportation for students in grades 7-12 to address needed cuts in the 2012-13 fiscal year.

The school board spent several weeks discussing possible reductions to Upland Unified’s transportation program.

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The Sun: Baca touts Obama’s new Dream Act-like policy

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Andrew Edwards, Staff Writer
Posted: 07/04/2012 04:55:49 PM PDT

Rep. Joe Baca is encouraging young undocumented immigrants in the Inland Empire to shield themselves against deportation following the White House’s announcement of a controversial plan that will allow hundreds of thousands to seek at least a temporary respite from removal proceedings.

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