Archive for November 23rd, 2012

InlandPolitics: This and That!

Friday, November 23, 2012 – 10:00 a.m.

Here’s some news of interest flowing across the transom this Friday morning.

Union forces Hostess Brands into liquidation

The Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco and Grain Millers Union had the final say at the end of this sad chapter at Hostess Brands.

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Friday, November 23, 2012 – 09:30 a.m.

Sources say there’s some unhappy campers in the San Bernardino County Republican Central Committee these days.

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By John Longville
Posted: 11/23/2012 08:29:58 AM PST

Many of my Republican friends have been embarrassed by Mitt Romney’s graceless comments in a telephone conference call with major donors following his defeat earlier this month. But last Sunday’s “Point of View” column by about-to-be-former Rep. Joe Baca reveals that we Inland Empire Democrats have a bigger frog in our smaller pond.

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Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 11/22/2012 10:18:31 PM PST

A legal settlement with an engineering company has made the city of Victorville $54 million richer, but the city has a ways to go before its financial woes are resolved, City Manager Doug Robertson said.

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Lori Fowler, Staff Writer
Posted: 11/22/2012 04:23:09 PM PST
Updated: 11/23/2012 12:47:00 AM PST

The Los Angeles Superior Court recently announced plans to cut spending by $30 million this fiscal year – the most significant reduction of services in its history.

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Friday, Nov. 23, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

Back in the day, when California was a purple state whose major offices could be won by either party, Republicans loved “the fishhook.”

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Failure to avoid the ‘fiscal cliff’ could delay the state’s recovery and cost it $11 billion in tax revenue. Funds to hire police officers and affordable housing money could be victims as well.

By Chris Megerian, Los Angeles Times
November 23, 2012

SACRAMENTO — Just as California’s finances seem to be getting back on track, experts warn that the federal budget standoff could delay the state’s economic recovery and cost it $11 billion in tax revenues.

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By Jon Ortiz
Published: Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

After California voters embraced Gov. Jerry Brown’s Proposition 30 tax hike, this column received a half-dozen phone calls from state workers asking essentially the same question: “What are the odds I’ll get a raise?”

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November 22nd, 2012, 10:18 am
Posted by Ronald Campbell

Most public workers have pensions. Most private workers do not.

But data analyzed by the Register shows that the prospects for private workers receiving a pension have gotten worse just in the past few years.

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