Archive for January 3rd, 2013

InlandPolitics: Pay cut for most workers by month-end

Pay Cut

Thursday, January 3, 2013 – 12:05 p.m.

A 2% pay cut is in the works for all private sector and most government workers, all courtesy of the fiscal cliff bill enacted yesterday. (Some government workers in certain pension systems don’t pay into social security.)

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InlandPolitics: Boehner re-elected House Speaker

John Boehner

Thursday, January 3, 2013 – 11:50 a.m.

U.S. Representative John Boehner (R-Ohio) easily won reelection as Speaker of the U.S. House of Represenattives Thursday morning.

Boehner received 220 votes. Nancy Pelosi (D-California) received 191.

Congressman Eric Cantor (R-Virginia) received 3 votes.

VVDailyPress: McKeon reluctantly backs fiscal cliff deal

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January 03, 2013 8:52 AM
Staff Reports

WASHINGTON • Rep. Howard P. “Buck” McKeon, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, reluctantly backed the agreement that prevented the so-called fiscal cliff.

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By Ed Mendel
Thursday, January 3, 2013

Gov. Brown pushed through legislation that cuts and caps public pensions for new employees, making a fix-it-to-save-it argument while bypassing the bargaining usually demanded by his labor allies for benefit changes.

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