Archive for September 1st, 2012

The Sun: San Bernardino files more bankruptcy documents

Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 08/31/2012 08:22:18 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO – The city filed documents Friday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Riverside to convince a judge that it could not provide essential services without bankruptcy protection, a point likely to be heavily contested over the next two months.

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The Sun: SEBA vote on labor contract expected next week

Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 08/31/2012 05:25:01 PM PDT

San Bernardino County officials are expected to know next week whether a labor union bargaining unit representing sheriff’s deputies and district attorney investigators will agree to a new contract requiring them to pay more into their retirement plans.

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Published: 31 August 2012 – 02:26 PM

Four environmental groups filed a lawsuit Friday, Aug. 31, against San Bernardino County and an Orange County water district to challenge a controversial groundwater mining project in the Mojave Desert.

To read story by Janet Zimmerman in The Press Enterprise, click here.

The Sun: OpEd: Tax hike won’t help education


Point of view

Posted: 08/30/2012 09:02:41 AM PDT

In these last days of the legislative session we have seen the worst of the worst bills on the Assembly floor like AB 1436 which would open the door to voter fraud by allowing “same-day” voter registration with no identity verification. Or SB 1140 which would weaken Proposition 8, or SB 1234 which would force businesses to provide a one-size-fits-all approach to retirement savings managed by – get this – our broken state government.

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By Matt Weiser
Published: Saturday, Sep. 1, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 1A

The amount of money hidden by California state parks officials in one of two special funds has suddenly become unclear, preventing the Legislature from spending the money to repair and reopen parks.

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By Jon Ortiz and Jim Sanders
Published: Saturday, Sep. 1, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 1A

California lawmakers approved a package of changes Friday aimed at cutting costs for public pensions, sending legislation to Gov. Jerry Brown despite objections from both organized labor and Republicans unhappy with its scope.

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