Archive for October 12th, 2012

InlandPolitics: Miller takes gloves off in CD 31 contest

Friday, October 12, 2012 – 10:45 a.m.

Well it didn’t take long for the race to represent the 31st Congressional District to go negative.

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InlandPolitics: Time to put a fork in Prop. 30

Friday, October 12, 2012 – 10:30 a.m.

It’s time to put a fork in Proposition 30. It’s done.

The broadly written tax measure proposed by California Governor Jerry Brown was destined for failure.

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Published: 11 October 2012 -05:49 PM

Jim Erwin, a central figure in a San Bernardino County corruption scandal, has begun collecting a county pension even as his criminal case awaits trial.

To read story by Imran Ghori in The Press Enterprise, click here.

The PE: REDLANDS: Candidate forum covers wide range of topics

Published: 11 October 2012 – 11:02 PM

The six candidates for Redlands City Council discussed issues ranging from economic development to a proposed 38 percent trash collection rate hike to fix city streets during a two-hour forum on Thursday evening, Oct. 11.

To read story by Jan Sears in The Press Enterprise, click here.

By Sandra Emerson
Posted: 10/12/2012 06:52:36 AM PDT
Updated: 10/12/2012 07:10:44 AM PDT

UPLAND – City leaders must aggressively cut spending in order to avoid declaring a fiscal emergency and filing for bankruptcy protection, according to a city memo obtained by the Daily Bulletin. Among the cuts being considered are contracting out police and fire services and reducing compensation or benefits for city employees.

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By Kevin Yamamura
Published: Friday, Oct. 12, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 1A

Gov. Jerry Brown hoped a mix of politicking and good fortune would deter negative ads against his tax initiative in the campaign’s final weeks.

His luck expired in the last few days.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
October 11, 2012

Tax proponent Molly Munger said Thursday she plans to fund her Proposition 38 efforts up to Election Day and has no reason to back away from an ad critical of Gov. Jerry Brown’s tax campaign.

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By JULIET WILLIAMS – Associated Press
Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012 | 12:36 PM

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — After returning to the governor’s office, Jerry Brown criticized a political culture he said lacked a common purpose and warned of a “war of all against all” unless the sniping camps learned to compromise and fix California’s persistent budget problems.

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On politics in the Golden State
October 11, 2012 | 11:13 am

Gov. Jerry Brown’s tax plan is polling below 50% for the first time, according to a new online survey released from the California Business Roundtable.

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By Dale Kasler
Published: Friday, Oct. 12, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 6B

CalPERS is spending big money on a real estate deal again – but don’t call it a risky bet.

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