Archive for January 1st, 2013

Breitbart: Fiscal Cliff Deal: $1 in Spending Cuts for Every $41 in Tax Increases


By Matthew Boyle
31 Dec 2012

According to the Congressional Budget Office, the last-minute fiscal cliff deal reached by congressional leaders and President Barack Obama cuts only $15 billion in spending while increasing tax revenues by $620 billion—a 41:1 ratio of tax increases to spending cuts.

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U.S. Senate

The lopsided 89-8 vote puts pressure on the House to swiftly follow suit to ensure the nation avoids automatic tax increases and spending cuts. The deal, which raises taxes, would represent a milestone for Republicans.

By Lisa Mascaro, Kathleen Hennessey and Michael A. Memoli
January 1, 2013, 12:30 a.m.

WASHINGTON — The Senate voted overwhelmingly early Tuesday to approve legislation to halt a tax increase for all but the wealthiest Americans while postponing for two months deep spending cuts. The vote came just hours after the accord was reached between the White House and congressional leaders.

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Getting Sacramento to restore vehicle license fee revenue to new cities such as Jurupa Valley is one of the top lobbying goals for Riverside County supervisors in 2013.

December 31, 2012; 05:02 PM

Restoring funding to four cities and securing money for health-services are among the top lobbying priorities for Riverside County in the new year.

To read story by Jeff Horseman in The Press Enterprise, click here.


Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 12/31/2012 04:10:39 PM PST

SAN BERNARDINO – The city’s red-light cameras have gone black, one more effect of the city’s bankruptcy.

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Fontana USD

Jim Steinberg, Staff Writer
Posted: 12/31/2012 10:23:07 PM PST

FONTANA – The recall effort against two school board members is in full swing, according to one of its principal organizers.

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SacBee: California 2013: New laws take effect today

California Seal

By Jim Sanders
Published: Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013 – 12:00 am | Page 3A
Last Modified: Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013 – 10:18 am

New California laws target issues ranging from picketing at funerals to restrictions on employers’ right to examine the Facebook pages of their workers.

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Dan Walters

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

Fox News is the media outlet that Democrats love to hate, often calling it “Faux News.”

When the television network’s website published an article that referred to a $28 billion California budget deficit, therefore, Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown’s press secretary, Gil Duran, erupted in righteous fury.

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By Dakota Smith Staff Writer
Posted: 12/31/2012 05:54:07 PM PST
Updated: 12/31/2012 07:25:28 PM PST

With a six-week window opening today for NFL teams to apply for a move to Los Angeles, no franchise has yet to indicate serious interest in relocating here, a key stadium executive said Monday.

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The White House

Clouds roil over the White House in Washington on the morning of Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, as Washington has less than 48 hours to avert the ìfiscal cliff,î a series of tax increases and spending cuts set to take hold on Jan. 1. Republican and Democratic negotiators in the Senate were hoping to reach a deal to avoid going over the cliff on Sunday. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

By David Rohde for The Atlantic
Updated: December 31, 2012 | 10:39 a.m.
December 31, 2012 | 10:38 a.m.

Barack Obama said it himself in his first post-election press conference. Speaking at the White House on November 14, Obama said conversations with families, workers and small business owners along the campaign trail had left him convinced that average Americans deserved more from Washington.

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InlandPolitics: Happy New Year!

2013 year celebration with fireworks

Monday, January 1, 2013 – 12:01 a.m. would like to wish all of our readers a joyful and prosperous 2013.