Archive for December 29th, 2012

The Sun: In 2013, Rialto faces its own ‘fiscal cliff’

Rialto-Seal

Josh Dulaney, Staff Writer
Posted: 12/29/2012 12:38:07 PM PST

RIALTO – It was late February in 2010 when former City Administrator Henry Garcia issued a warning about the city’s finances.

Rialto, he said, had a “36-month window” before it faced a financial crisis brought on by a gasping economy and skyrocketing public employee costs.

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U.S. House of Representatives

Andrew Edwards, Staff Writer
Posted: 12/28/2012 10:11:32 PM PST
Updated: 12/29/2012 12:50:38 AM PST

The Inland Empire and High Desert will have new representatives in Congress next week after Democrat Gloria Negrete-McLeod and Republican Paul Cook take the oath of office.

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Beau Yarbrough, Staff Writer
Posted: 12/28/2012 05:13:10 PM PST
Updated: 12/28/2012 06:55:15 PM PST

CHINO – It was quiet at the Chino Superior Court on Friday afternoon, with only a trickle of people coming in and out, paying traffic tickets and other fines.

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By David Siders
dsiders@sacbee.com
Published: Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

Ann Ravel recalled recently what many people thought of her last year, when Gov. Jerry Brown appointed her chairwoman of the commission overseeing campaign finance and ethics rules in California.

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SacBee: The ‘fiscal cliff’: It will hit your wallet

Fiscal Cliff

By Phillip Reese
preese@sacbee.com
Published: Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 1A
Last Modified: Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012 – 11:01 am

Enough to make a year’s worth of payments on a small car. Enough to take a weeklong vacation for two in Hawaii. Enough to feed a family of three for almost six months.

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WashPost: Obama to GOP: Last chance

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Posted by Greg Sargent on December 28, 2012 at 6:38 pm

President Obama, during a brief statement to the press just now, said Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell are in the process of working out a deal to avert the “fiscal cliff” tax hikes, and pronounced himself optimistic about the talks. The key to Obama’s statement, though, is that he spelled out the political reality Republican leaders will be left facing if a deal is not reached:

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