Archive for December 16th, 2012

InlandPolitics: S.B. County: Supervisors set to appoint McMahon sheriff

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Sunday, December 16, 2012 – 09:45 a.m.

The dog and pony show over the appointment of San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Rod Hoops successor is about to end.

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Sunday, December 16, 2012 – 09:30 a.m.

San Bernardino County is about to make good on its promise to have the California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) take over enforcement of campaign finance laws in the county.

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VVDailyPress: Company pulls plug on power plant deal


Victorville continues mission to recoup $76M for VV2
December 16, 2012 7:42 AM
Brooke Edwards Staggs

VICTORVILLE • It’s back to the drawing board for the Victorville 2 Power Plant, as the city continues a nearly five-year search to find someone who’ll take over the stalled project and help Victorville recoup some of its $76 million investment.

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By Dan Walters
Published: Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 3A
Last Modified: Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 – 8:42 am

One of the debating points vis-à-vis Proposition 30, the tax hike that voters approved last month, was whether sharply increasing marginal income tax rates on a relative handful of high-income Californians would prove counterproductive by driving them out of the state.

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OCRegister: Weintraub: Californians are optimistic but wary

Dan Weintraub – For the Register
Sunday, December 16, 2012

Californians are suddenly feeling good about themselves. And their state.

The economy is showing signs of life, employment is rising, and the state budget – and the schools – are in better shape financially thanks to voter-approval of Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposal to raise taxes.

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LATimes: Apple takes investors on a wild ride

By Chris O’Brien, Los Angeles Times
December 15, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO — With only modest expectations, Robert Leitao of Santa Clarita made a decision in 1994 that would change his life. He bought Apple stock.

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Calpers: CalPERS fight tries to salvage full pensions


By Dale Kasler
Published: Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 1A
Last Modified: Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 – 7:09 am

The bland bureaucracy that dispenses pension checks to half a million Californians has taken on a new identity: fierce and unyielding champion of government retirees.

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Fiscal Cliff

By Paul Kane
Sunday, December 16, 2012

President Obama and House Speaker John A. Boehner are continuing their talks, but key officials in both parties now believe that Washington will be unable to avoid some mix of the tax increases and automatic spending cuts mandated next month by the austerity measures known as the “fiscal cliff.”

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Time (AP): AP Source: Boehner Offers Millionaire Tax Hike


By Associated Press
Dec. 15, 2012

(WASHINGTON) — Signaling new movement in “fiscal cliff” talks, House Speaker John Boehner has proposed raising the top rate for earners making more than $1 million, a person familiar with the negotiations said. President Barack Obama, who wants higher top rates for households earning more than $250,000, has not accepted the offer, this person said.

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