Archive for November 12th, 2012

InlandPolitics: S.B. County pension woes increase

Sunday, November 11, 2012 – 09:00 p.m.
Last modified: Monday, November 12, 2012 – 10:40 a.m.

San Bernardino County pension pressures have worsened once again.

The latest actuarial report studying the performance of the county pension fund and its solvency for the latest fiscal year ending June 30, 2012 is full of not so good news for county supervisors, as well as the plans participants.

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Published: 11 November 2012 – 08:56 PM

He may not weigh as much thanks to a vegan diet. But former President Bill Clinton can still throw his weight around politically, at least in Southern California.

To read column by Jeff Horseman, Imran Ghori, Alicia Robinson and Jim Miller in The Press Enterprise, click here.

Josh Dulaney, Staff Writer
Posted: 11/11/2012 01:59:31 PM PST

RIALTO – More than 100 years after the city recorded its only black resident – a woman – it elected its first black mayor, also a woman.

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Ramos

Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 11/11/2012 01:59:30 PM PST

James Ramos rose from an impoverished youth on the San Manuel Indian reservation to one of the most prominent movers and shakers in San Bernardino County, possessing a commitment to education, community service and philanthropy.

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Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Posted: 11/11/2012 07:32:30 PM PST
Updated: 11/11/2012 07:35:01 PM PST

UPLAND – An auditor hired by the Upland Firefighters Association mixed compliments with criticisms in his review of the city’s finances.

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DailyBulletin: Torres may run for McLeod’s Senate seat

Torres

Andrew Edwards, Staff Writer
Posted: 11/11/2012 01:37:14 PM PST
Updated: 11/11/2012 01:41:35 PM PST

Assemblywoman Norma Torres said she wants to run for the state Senate seat that Gloria Negrete-McLeod will vacate when she goes to Congress.

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California’s unstable tax base, debt and falling revenue are among the threats that could upend the budget despite the infusion from the passage of Proposition 30.

By Chris Megerian, Los Angeles Times
November 11, 2012, 4:51 p.m.

SACRAMENTO — The election wasn’t even over Tuesday when state Treasurer Bill Lockyer’s phone started ringing. Activists of all stripes had the same message for him: With voters apparently poised to approve billions of dollars in tax hikes, it was time to spend more money.

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

Gov. Jerry Brown said in a television interview this morning that passage of his initiative to raise taxes has national implications, with California at the start of a broader movement to increase taxes on the rich.

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By JULIET WILLIAMS, Associated Press
Posted: 11/11/2012 08:30:35 AM PST
Updated: 11/11/2012 08:30:37 AM PST

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown secured a convincing win for his tax initiative on last week’s ballot, thanks partly to voters who might not seem like a natural constituency for the 74-year-old, lifelong politician — young voters.

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Dan Walters

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

This wasn’t your father’s electorate, much less your grandfather’s.

Even as California’s white population declined sharply in the last generation to well below 50 percent, middle-age Anglo homeowners still dominated California’s elections. And this widening characteristic gap between voters and the overall population contributed to chronic political gridlock.

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