Archive for September, 2012

The Sun: Election Day upgrades on their way in San Bernardino County

Ed Castro, Staff Writer
Posted: 09/29/2012 06:20:42 PM PDT

REDLANDS – Michael Scarpello, just a year into his position as the registrar of voters for San Bernardino County, on Saturday discussed an assortment of upgrades made by the county Elections Office.

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Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 09/29/2012 06:19:40 PM PDT

Environmental and groundwater management plans for a controversial pipeline project that would siphon roughly 2.5 million acre-feet of groundwater from High Desert aquifers over 50 years is to go before the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors on Monday.

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DailyBulletin: Southland turning to early voting

Mail-in ballots more popular among voters
Andrew Edwards, Staff Writer
Posted: 09/29/2012 06:19:41 PM PDT
Updated: 09/29/2012 06:43:28 PM PDT

The idea of Nov. 6 being “Election Day” is becoming less true for a growing number of Southern California voters.

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Husing

Liset Marquez, Staff Writer
Posted: 09/29/2012 03:51:39 PM PDT
Updated: 09/29/2012 06:05:26 PM PDT

Airlines across the nation are still adjusting to a tumultuous four-year period in the aviation industry that has forced many to adopt a new business model, according to an aviation industry performance report released by the Department of Transportation.

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At least 133 residents of a state Senate district there have filed formal complaints with the state, saying they were added to GOP rolls without their knowledge.

By Patrick McGreevy, Los Angeles Times
September 29, 2012, 6:31 p.m.

SACRAMENTO — Aggressive recruitment efforts in one of California’s most hotly contested voting districts has created a surge of newly minted Republicans like Marleny Reyes. Except she had no intention of joining the GOP.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
September 29, 2012

Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed a package of bills that could have let local governments retain some redevelopment money for affordable housing and other economic development projects following the dissolution of California’s redevelopment agencies, his office announced this afternoon.

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
Published: Sunday, Sep. 30, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

California’s voters turned sharply to the right on taxes and crime during the 1970s, and the two visceral issues dominated its politics for the next two generations.

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Canan Tasci, Staff Writer
Posted: 09/28/2012 06:52:40 PM PDT

A semi drives past a 506,000 square foot warehouse for lease Friday in Ontario. (Jennifer Cappuccio Maher)
The building of warehouses in the Inland Empire is looking up just as the economy is starting to improve.

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Andrew Edwards, Staff Writer
Posted: 09/28/2012 05:37:31 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO – Congressional opponents Bob Dutton and Gary Miller, both Republicans, continued their campaigns Friday at a forum at Shandin Hills Golf Club.

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Andrew Edwards, Staff Writer
Posted: 09/28/2012 09:00:38 PM PDT
Updated: 09/28/2012 09:58:31 PM PDT

ONTARIO – Pollster Steven M. Kinney has nearly four decades’ worth of professional experience studying politics and data, but he won’t hazard a public guess on the outcome of this year’s presidential election between President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
September 28, 2012

Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed a bill that would increase the fine for motorists who text or hold a cellphone to their ear.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
September 28, 2012

Gun-toting demonstrators will not be able to openly display their unloaded rifles in California cities under legislation signed Friday by Gov. Jerry Brown.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
September 28, 2012

The economies of 36 states, including California, “showed signs of worsening” during the second quarter of this year, according to the Bloomberg Economic Evaluation of States.

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InlandPolitics: District Attorney drops Clauder case

Friday, September 28, 2012 – 07:00 p.m.

In a surprise move Friday, the San Bernadino County District Attorney’s Office dropped its case, consisting of a single count of possession of child pornography, against former Democratic Party operative Sam Clauder.

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Friday, September 28, 2012 – 06:00 p.m.

It’s becoming quite embarassing for the cable news networks these days.

FoxNews is continuing to build its viewership at the expense of CNN and MSNBC.

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Husing

Liset Márquez, Staff Writer
Posted: 09/27/2012 12:22:55 PM PDT
Updated: 09/27/2012 11:03:32 PM PDT

ONTARIO – An Inland Empire economist says the demise of passenger traffic at L.A./Ontario International Airport in recent years has not been the result of the region’s weakened economy.

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Melissa Melendez and Phil Paule

Published: 26 September 2012 – 06:04 PM

SACRAMENTO – Ronald Reagan gets credit for invoking what he called the Eleventh Commandment: Thou shalt not speak ill of a fellow Republican.

To read story by Jim Miller in The Press Enterprise, click here.

The PE: REAL ESTATE: Riverside Plaza sells for $84 million

Published: 27 September 2012 – 04:03 PM

A real estate company that specializes in open-air shopping centers has acquired Riverside Plaza, the city’s oldest shopping center and one of its most popular retail destinations.

To read story by Jack Katzanek in The Press Enterprise, click here.

Andrew Edwards, Staff Writer
Posted: 09/27/2012 06:12:16 PM PDT
Updated: 09/27/2012 11:16:37 PM PDT

ONTARIO – Pollster Steve Kinney, a partner of Public Opinion Strategies LLC, is scheduled to meet with the Lincoln Club of San Bernardino County today.

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By Kevin Yamamura
kyamamura@sacbee.com
Published: Friday, Sep. 28, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 3A
Last Modified: Friday, Sep. 28, 2012 – 12:24 am

California voters oppose granting driver’s licenses and in-state tuition breaks to illegal immigrants, though most voters support creating a path to citizenship, according to a Field Poll released today.

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LATimes: Activists launch grassroots campaign for Prop. 30

PolitiCal
On politics in the Golden State
September 27, 2012 | 4:18 pm

A coalition of community groups is launching a grassroots effort to support Proposition 30 in hopes that voter turnout among young and minority voters will be a decisive factor in the November election.

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LATimes: New poll finds voters split over pension changes

PolitiCal
On politics in the Golden State
September 27, 2012 | 12:00 pm

Many California voters say the changes in the state pension system that Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed into law are enough, for now, to curb public employee retirement benefits, according to a new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll Many California voters say the changes in the state pension system that Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed into law are enough, for now, to curb public employee retirement benefits, according to a new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll.

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DailyBulletin: Congress has until end of year to avoid “fiscal cliff”

Andrew Edwards, Staff Writer
Posted: 09/26/2012 03:04:59 PM PDT
Updated: 09/26/2012 10:11:34 PM PDT

Pick any area of federal policy – national security, health care, education, housing – and expect Washington D.C. to cut spending on it next year.

The prospect of cuts is perhaps not too surprising given the fact the United States faces a $16 trillion national debt. Circumstances may be forcing Americans of all political stripes and economic circumstances to accept some unpleasant combination of paying higher taxes and receiving fewer services from Uncle Sam in 2013.

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Neil Nisperos, Staff Writer
Posted: 09/26/2012 09:44:31 PM PDT
Updated: 09/27/2012 02:31:58 AM PDT

RANCHO CUCAMONGA – The two Republican candidates for the 31st Congressional District met at Magic Lamp Inn for a forum where they discussed job creation, the federal budget, immigration and foreign policy.

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LATimes: State faces new legal threat to budget

PolitiCal
On politics in the Golden State
September 26, 2012 | 7:00 am

California cities are suing Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration over its tough tactics to secure money from defunct redevelopment agencies, a key part of the state budget.

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By Barbara Jones, Staff Writer
Posted: 09/26/2012 07:48:50 PM PDT
Updated: 09/26/2012 08:08:16 PM PDT

Admitting that his proposed tax hike will face a tough battle at the polls, Gov. Jerry Brown made a personal pitch Wednesday for Proposition 30 as the best hope for salvaging California’s cash-strapped education system.

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The PE: 2012 ELECTIONS: Tavaglione touts record as moderate

Riverside County Supervisor John Tavaglione.

Published: 25 September 2012 – 05:42 PM

To hear Democrats tell it, Republican congressional candidate John Tavaglione is aligned with a conservative establishment in Washington that wants to take away Medicare and protect the wealthy at the expense of those less fortunate.

To read story by Ben Goad and Jeff Horseman, click here.

Liset Marquez, Staff Writer
Posted: 09/25/2012 03:22:34 PM PDT
Updated: 09/25/2012 09:16:57 PM PDT

LOS ANGELES – A Los Angeles City Council subcommittee has agreed with a recommendation from its top city administrator on opening up discussions for transferring control of L.A./Ontario International Airport.

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By Steve Scauzillo, SGVN
Posted: 09/25/2012 08:20:44 PM PDT
Updated: 09/25/2012 09:31:27 PM PDT

While other states are imposing stricter rules on voting, new laws in California have made registering to vote here easier, leaders from state government and the entertainment industry boasted on Tuesday.

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PolitiCal
On politics in the Golden State
September 25, 2012 | 7:00 am

Prop. 38’s Molly Munger. Proposition 38 campaign pushes taxes, blasts Sacramento.The Proposition 38 campaign released its first statewide television advertisement Monday, aiming to gain ground in the polls by playing to voters’ distrust of Sacramento politicians.

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The Sun: How much still needs to be cut in San Bernardino? Hard to tell, say officials

Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 09/24/2012 09:16:19 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO – With more than 100 layoffs already authorized and more cuts necessary to erase what started as a $45.8 million deficit, no one knows how much the city still needs to cut from its budget.

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State Senator Bob Dutton left. Congressman Gary Miller right.

Neil Nisperos, Staff Writer
Posted: 09/24/2012 09:17:02 PM PDT
Updated: 09/24/2012 10:41:24 PM PDT

RANCHO CUCAMONGA – Two longtime Republican lawmakers competing for a hotly contested congressional seat will face off at a forum on Wednesday in this city.

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A Southwest flight on the tarmac in route for the runway at Ontario International airport in 2011. /File Photo

Published: 24 September 2012 – 09:20 PM

Southwest Airlines, the company ferrying the majority of passengers at Ontario International Airport, cut its daily departures there from an average of 53 in 2007 to 33 this year.

To read story by Kim Pierceall in The Press Enterprise, click here.

DailyBulletin: Congressional hearing to discuss ONT

Liset Marquez, Staff Writer
Posted: 09/24/2012 09:17:16 PM PDT
Updated: 09/24/2012 10:04:20 PM PDT

ONTARIO – The case for local control of L.A./Ontario International Airport, and its economic importance to the region, will be heard at a special congressional hearing on Thursday at City Hall.

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September 24, 2012

Gov. Jerry Brown today signed legislation that would raise money to modernize the secretary of state’s creeky online campaign-finance system.

To read post by Jim Miller in The Press Enterprise, click here.

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
Published: Tuesday, Sep. 25, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

Gov. Jerry Brown and civil rights attorney Molly Munger appear to be heading toward a direct clash over rival tax increase measures that could doom both.

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The State Worker
Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

By Jon Ortiz
September 24, 2012

The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees contributed $1.5 million to defeat Proposition 32, part of $3.48 million given by labor unions and politicians within the last week.

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Weekly Standard: CBS Doesn’t Air Obama Admitting Mistakes in Campaign Ads

September 23, 2012
By DANIEL HALPER

Tonight, CBS aired a 60 Minutes interview with President Obama. But curiously enough, the news magazine show did not air a clip of Obama admitting to interviewer Steve Kroft that some of his campaign ads contain mistakes and that some even “go overboard.”
Official portrait of Barack Obama

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The PE: POLITICAL EMPIRE: Expanding horizons in Washington

Published: 23 September 2012 – 08:07 PM

Riverside’s Jamil Dada makes several trips annually to Washington, D.C. to push lawmakers to protect the stream of workforce development and job training funding that flows from the Capitol to Inland Southern California.

To read column by Ben Goad and Jim Miller in The Press Enterprise, click here.

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
Published: Monday, Sep. 24, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

The centerpiece of Gov. Jerry Brown’s tax increase measure, Proposition 30, is a $5 billion a year boost in income taxes on about 150,000 high-income individuals and families – the 1 percenters who already pay 40 percent of California’s income taxes.

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Calpensions: Stockton bankruptcy: bond insurers vs. CalPERS

By Ed Mendel
Monday, September 24, 2012

Bond insurers arguing that Stockton is ineligible for bankruptcy because it did not attempt to negotiate a pension debt reduction with CalPERS, among other failings, may get their day in court in January.

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The Sun: Redlands council faces change in dynamics

Kristina Hernandez, Staff Writer
Posted: 09/22/2012 02:16:50 PM PDT

REDLANDS – November’s election will change the dynamics on the City Council.

Two council seats are on the ballot – outgoing Councilman Jerry Bean’s and that of Mayor Pete Aguilar, who is running for re-election. So there will be turnover in at least one council seat.

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DailyBulletin: Plenty of potential for LA/ONT, reports says

Liset Marquez and Andrew Edwards, Staff Writers
Posted: 09/22/2012 11:48:56 PM PDT
Updated: 09/23/2012 12:09:54 AM PDT

L.A./Ontario International Airport could become the busiest midsized airport in its region, a top Los Angeles official wrote in a report that contemplates serious talks between his city and Ontario that could lead to the airport changing hands.

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SacBee: Payroll deductions targeted

By Jon Ortiz
jortiz@sacbee.com
Published: Sunday, Sep. 23, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 3A
Last Modified: Sunday, Sep. 23, 2012 – 8:15 am

Proposition 32 has drawn fire for a provision to ban payroll-deducted money from being used for political purposes. The measure would apply the prohibition to both unions and corporations, which often vie for influence in Sacramento. It also would ban direct contributions from either group to candidates, but allow both to continue spending unlimited sums on independent expenditure campaigns. So-called “IEs” are considered constitutionally protected free speech.

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SFChronicle: Calif. voters face 2 tax measures on ballot

Wyatt Buchanan
Updated 11:30 p.m., Saturday, September 22, 2012

Sacramento — Californians will decide two tax measures on the November ballot that would have similar impacts on their wallets but vastly different, and in some ways unknowable, effects on the state’s budget and funding for public education.

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
Published: Sunday, Sep. 23, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

The true bane of good government isn’t corruption. As unseemly and intolerable as it may be, corruption – politicians taking payoffs – usually has only relatively minor and short-lasting effects.

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By Max Theiler | 09/21/12 12:00 AM PST

Nothing is certain except death and taxes — and the crowded Nov. 6 ballot has both.

And a lot more.

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DailyBulletin: L.A. recommended to begin dialogue with Ontario over ONT transfer

Liset Marquez, Staff Writer
Posted: 09/21/2012 04:39:23 PM PDT
Updated: 09/21/2012 10:45:44 PM PDT

PDF: LA Ontario Airport Report

LOS ANGELES – The city administrative officer here has recommended that Los Angeles and Ontario officials begin a dialogue on negotiations for the transfer of the troubled LA/Ontario International Airport to a recently formed airport authority.

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By Joe Nelson
Posted: 09/21/2012 08:06:25 PM PDT

Cyclical spikes in the housing market will not fix the long-term housing crisis plaguing San Bernardino County, but a unique proposal to acquire underwater mortgages using eminent domain likely will, a legal expert said Friday.

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The PE: ELECTION 2012: It’s Baca Jr. vs. Brown in AD-47

Joe Baca Jr.                        Cheryl Brown

Published: 21 September 2012 – 06:06 PM

SACRAMENTO – Six years ago, then-Assemblyman Joe Baca Jr.’s legislative career screeched to a halt following his defeat in the Democratic primary for state Senate.

To read story by Jim Miller in The Press Enterprise, click here.

Warren

Jim Steinberg, Staff Writer
Posted: 09/21/2012 08:54:01 PM PDT
Updated: 09/21/2012 10:04:32 PM PDT

FONTANA – An effort to recall two School Board members has gained an ally – the mayor.

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VVDailyPress: Attorney asks AG, DA to investigate Cabriales

Request stems from SVL Walmart vote
September 21, 2012 7:42 PM
Brooke Edwards Staggs

VICTORVILLE • A lawyer is asking county and state authorities to investigate conflict of interest claims against Mayor Pro Tem Rudy Cabriales, in the wake of Cabriales’ vote to approve a new Walmart Supercenter.

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By Josh Richman
Friday, September 21st, 2012 at 2:00 pm in Debra Bowen, voter registration.

Nonpartisanship continues to rise in the Golden State, according to California’s latest voter registration data.

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By Ricardo Lopez
September 21, 2012, 10:49 a.m.

California’s jobs engine slowed in August, with state payrolls growing by a meager 12,000 jobs, the 13th straight month of net job gains.

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DickMorris: Why The Polls Understate Romney Vote

Dick Morris

By Dick Morris
Friday, September 21, 2012

Republicans are getting depressed under an avalanche of polling suggesting that an Obama victory is in the offing. They, in fact, suggest no such thing! Here’s why:

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InlandPolitics: Unemployment claims remain high

Friday, September 21, 2012 – 09:30 a.m.

Weekly first-time jobless claims continue to remain stubbornly high in September.

Thursdays report of last weeks claims fell 3,000 to a seasonally-adjusted 382,000.

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Larson

Thursday, September 20, 2012 – 11:00 p.m.

Former U.S. District Judge Stephen G. Larsen has been named lawyer of the year by the Western San Bernardino County Bar Association.

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James Penman is accused of threatening to contract out trash pick-up because he didn’t get a donation

BY CASSIE MACDUFF
STAFF WRITER

cmacduff@pe.com

Published: 20 September 2012 06:58 PM
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A San Bernardino city labor union filed a complaint with the state Public Employment Relations Board accusing City Attorney James Penman of threatening to contract out the Refuse Department because the union didn’t contribute to his re-election campaign.

To read story by Cassie MacDuff in The Press Enterprise, click here.

By Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 09/20/2012 10:18:50 AM PDT

San Bernardino County Planning Commission approved this morning a proposal from a Spanish-language broadcasting company that wants to erect a radio tower above Wildwood Canyon State Park in Yucaipa.

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THE SOLAR DESERT

A new breed of prospectors — banks, insurers, utility companies — are receiving billions in subsidies while taxpayer and ratepayers are paying most of the costs. Critics say it’s a rip-off.

By Evan Halper, Ralph Vartabedian and Julie Cart, Los Angeles Times
September 20, 2012, 5:08 p.m.

Driven by the Obama administration’s vision of clean power and energy independence, the rush to build large-scale solar plants across the Southwest has created an investors’ dream in the desert.

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By Jon Ortiz
jortiz@sacbee.com
Published: Friday, Sep. 21, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

A campaign finance measure on the November ballot is trailing among likely California voters, according to a new survey, although a sizable percentage remain undecided as dueling campaigns head into their final weeks.

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By MARY WILLIAMS WALSH
Published: September 20, 2012

Gov. Jerry Brown of California announced when he came into office last year that he had found an alarming $28 billion “wall of debt” looming over the state, which had to be dismantled.

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
Published: Friday, Sep. 21, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

When Gov. Jerry Brown and the Legislature fashioned the 2012-13 budget, their evident goal was to persuade voters to finance it by enacting new sales and incomes taxes at the Nov. 6 election.

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Politico: Obama pressed on failures at Univision forum

 

By REID J. EPSTEIN | 9/20/12 5:07 PM EDT

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – President Barack Obama on Thursday faced some of the toughest questioning of his reelection campaign to date, pressed repeatedly on his failure to achieve comprehensive immigration reform and other unmet promises from his 2008 run.

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The PE: VETO: Governor rejects bill to aid Inland cities

The $14 million to cities harmed by the loss of vehicle-license funds in 2011 would create too big of a hole in the state budget, he says

Published: 19 September 2012 – 09:18 PM

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed legislation that would have allocated $14 million to Riverside County’s newest cities, citing the measure’s impact on last year’s shift of some criminal-justice, mental health and other services to counties.

To read story by Jim Miller in The Press Enterprise, click here.

LATimes: Poll shows close call for Jerry Brown’s tax plan

PolitiCal
On politics in the Golden State
September 19, 2012 | 9:00 pm

Roughly half of California’s likely voters support Gov. Jerry Brown’s tax initiative, according to a new poll, making its success a tossup less than two months before the election.

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Trustees vote 11 to 3 for the 5% tuition hike that would raise $58 million in 2012-13. If the Prop. 30 tax-increase measure fails, CSU faces a $250-million loss.

By Carla Rivera, Los Angeles Times
September 19, 2012, 7:14 p.m.

The California State University Board of Trustees on Wednesday approved a tuition increase for next year — contingent upon voters rejecting a tax hike measure on the November ballot.

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CCTimes (AP): Tax penalty to hit nearly 6M uninsured people

By Rocardo Alonso-Zaldivar Associated Press
Posted: 09/19/2012 09:32:18 PM PDT
Updated: 09/19/2012 09:32:18 PM PDT

WASHINGTON — Nearly 6 million Americans — most of them in the middle class — will face a tax penalty for not carrying medical coverage once President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul law is fully in place, congressional budget analysts said Wednesday.

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SFChronicle: Romney: clumsy, but he has a point

Debra J. Saunders

Debra J. Saunders, Chronicle Columnist
Published 5:55 p.m., Wednesday, September 19, 2012

“There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what,” Mitt Romney told donors in a $50,000-a-plate Florida fundraiser that was secretly videotaped in May and released by Mother Jones this week. In an unfortunate choice of words, Romney described those 47 percent as people who “are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it.”

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Patch.com: Third District Foes Continue Sparring Over Eminent Domain and Other Issues

“James Ramos (at Right) is disingenuous,” Derry (at Left) said. “He falsely accuses me of being a felon, he falsely accuses me of not being a businessman when I have a decade of private sector experience, he falsely claims to be a successful businessman when his two coffee shops have closed (laying off those minimum wage employees) and his two ‘restaurants’ are empty, and he has never produced a jobs plan of any type.

By Guy McCarthy
September 18, 2012

Opponents in the campaign for Third District, which includes Redlands and Loma Linda, continued sparring this week over the use of eminent domain as a way to deal with underwater mortgages in San Bernardino County.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012 – 08:30 a.m.

A good-sized post-convention bounce for President Barack Obama has evaporated in new polls this week.

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Published: 18 September 2012 – 08:49 PM

Riverside officials managed to resolve several controversies Tuesday, Sept. 18, over proposed ward boundary changes and agree on a new map that determines which areas each council member represents.

To read story by Alicia Robinson in The Press Enterprise, click here.

The Sun: Sports entertainment giant AEG up for sale

By Dakota Smith, Staff Writer
Posted: 09/18/2012 06:48:04 PM PDT

In a deal that could complicate plans for a downtown NFL stadium, Anschutz Company announced Tuesday it may sell the sports division poised to build the project.

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Patch.com: 3rd District Candidate Ramos Did Not Oppose Eminent Domain in Highland

James Ramos, former chairman of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, with San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos, at a campaign fundraiser at the National Orange Show Events Center in San Bernardino, Calif., May 2, 2012. (Redlands-Loma Linda Patch photo by Guy McCarthy.)

By Guy McCarthy
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 – 12:12 p.m.

James Ramos, candidate for the Third Supervisorial District in San Bernardino County, which includes Redlands and Loma Linda, announced his opposition in August to use of eminent domain as a possible tool to protect homeowners with underwater mortgages.

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InlandPolitics: They call themselves Republicans

From left to right. San Bernardino County Supervisor Janice Rutherford, State Senator Bob Dutton, Congressman Jerry Lewis, State Senator Bill Emmerson, and Assemblyman Paul Cook.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 – 10:45 a.m.

When there’s money or revenge in it, there’s five Inland Empire republicans that’ll be there with a knife in their hand or their hand out.

If it involves trying to torch another republican over a democrat so be it.

Just show them the money.

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InlandPolitics: Romney tells it like it is

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 – 09:30 a.m.

Tough talk from Mitt Romney.

Even though it was back in May. It was refreshing.

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SAN BERNARDINO’S FINANCIAL CRISIS

Staff Reports
Posted: 09/17/2012 02:32:15 PM PDT

Catch up: Read previous coverage of the city’s financial crisis in our San Bernardino section

SAN BERNARDINO – Sign-wielding employees protesting the potential outsourcing of the city’s trash services and a data-wielding fire chief presenting potential cuts to the Fire Department both ran into spirited debate but no action from the City Council on Monday.

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DailyBulletin: LAWA releases report on ONT’s value

Liset Marquez, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Created: 09/17/2012 03:50:48 PM PDT

PDF: Read the 2012 ONT Valuation Report

A report released Monday by Los Angeles World Airports detailed the value of the Ontario airport ranged from $243 million to $605 million, based on several factors.

The exact figures depends on how much the airport would bring in the next 50 years.

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DailyBulletin: I.E. struggles hamper ONT

Liset Marquez, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Created: 09/17/2012 04:55:56 PM PDT

The average household income in the Inland Empire – not the economy, or rising jet fuel costs – has been the main challenge in attracting new service to LA/Ontario International Airport, according to research provided by a consultant for Los Angeles World Airports.

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September 16, 2012 9:38 AM
Brooke Edwards Staggs, City Editor

VICTORVILLE • The firm that’s handled Victorville’s multimillion bond transactions over the last decade is now threatening to sue unless the city covers costs related to investigations into those bond expenditures.

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The Sun: Fire cuts, other bankruptcy items on tap Monday for San Bernardino City Council

Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 09/16/2012 03:15:53 PM PDT

Special Section: San Bernardino

SAN BERNARDINO -Two very different proposals for how to cut spending in the Fire Department will be on the table Monday, one of several items on the agenda that has fueled controversy at past meetings.

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The PE: ELECTION: Ballot measures would limit city spending

Published: 14 September 2012 – 04:19 PM
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Voters in the new cities of Jurupa Valley and Eastvale will be asked Nov. 6 to set a constitutionally required amount of taxes and other revenue the cities may receive and spend annually.

To read story by Sandra Stokley in The Press Enterprise, click here.

By Kelley Puente Staff Writer
Created: 09/16/2012 06:09:06 PM PDT

LONG BEACH – The Cal State University Board of Trustees this week will consider yet another hike in student tuition and other budget solutions in anticipation of a $250 million loss in state funding.

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Election 2012

By Jon Ortiz
jortiz@sacbee.com
Published: Monday, Sep. 17, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 1A

Labor unions argue that a campaign-finance measure on California’s November ballot would unfairly hobble their political pull, but behind that lies a tacit admission: If given an easy choice, many of their members would keep the dues money that helps power union clout.

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George Skelton

CAPITOL JOURNAL

If the governor’s tax hike plan wins at the polls, he’s golden. If it fails, he’ll have to preside over some budget-balancing alternatives that will anger the public.

By George Skelton, Capitol Journal
September 17, 2012

SACRAMENTO — The stakes could not be higher for Gov. Jerry Brown in the November election. He’ll emerge either a savior or a failure.

Riding high or trampled.

Right now it’s a tossup.

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