Archive for September 17th, 2012

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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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
Published: Monday, Sep. 17, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

The public pension reform legislation that the Legislature and Gov. Jerry Brown adopted very carefully avoided any changes of current pensioners’ benefits and those of future recipients now on state and local payrolls.

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By Ed Mendel
Monday, September 17, 2012

What CalSTRS regards as its “most significant reform issue” was not in the pension reform bill signed by Gov. Brown last week. But a long-sought first step toward closing a huge gap in the teachers’ pension fund is in a companion measure.

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