Archive for January 7th, 2013

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THE PRESS-ENTERPRISE
January 06, 2013; 06:33 PM

You’ve spent more than a year running for Congress, endured millions of dollars in attacks from your opponent and shadowy Super PACs, and yet still prevailed.

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Jerry Brown

By David Siders
dsiders@sacbee.com
Published: Monday, Jan. 7, 2013 – 12:00 am | Page 1A
Last Modified: Monday, Jan. 7, 2013 – 6:57 am

On the eve of their swearing in last month, newly elected Assembly members gathered for a reception at the Stanford Mansion, where they were introduced one by one to Gov. Jerry Brown.

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Dan Walters

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
Published: Monday, Jan. 7, 2013 – 12:00 am | Page 3A
Last Modified: Monday, Jan. 7, 2013 – 6:57 am

The Legislature’s Democratic leaders want to use their newly minted supermajorities to do things that they could not do before, but are leery of doing things that might alienate voters and jeopardize those supermajorities.

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Published: Jan. 6, 2013 Updated: 6:22 a.m.
BY DANIEL WEINTRAUB / FOR THE REGISTER

As the new year dawns, California politicians find themselves in a strange position. The economy is improving, the public is growing more optimistic, and the Democrats’ control of supermajorities in the Legislature should reduce gridlock – the one thing guaranteed to sour voters on government.

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bank-of-america

Bank of America is said to be one of at least 14 banks negotiating a settlement with federal officials over foreclosure practices.

By E. Scott Reckard
January 6, 2013, 8:20 p.m.

Banks and regulators worked late Sunday to finalize a nearly $10-billion settlement that would halt a much-maligned program to review foreclosures from the height of the housing crisis, according to four people familiar with the talks.

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