Archive for January 14th, 2013

San Bernardino Seal

Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 01/13/2013 03:33:11 PM PST

SAN BERNARDINO – New taxes might be the only way for the city to pay for more than a bare-bones budget and eventually move away from the brink, city officials say, but they’re not planning to ask residents to reach into their pockets anytime soon.

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Contract calls for $6,000 monthly retainer and 25 percent commission on all collections
Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 01/13/2013 05:05:17 PM PST

SAN BERNARDINO – The son of former Mayor Judith Valles has landed a contract with the city to collect on roughly $6 million in outstanding penalties assessed against properties not up to code.

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January 13, 2013; 08:18 PM

Kevin Jeffries is still settling into being a Riverside County supervisor. But he’s already enjoying it.

To read column by Jeff Horseman and Imran Ghori in The Press Enterprise, click here.

Jerry Brown

Gov. Jerry Brown’s new budget presented a plan to pay back nearly $28 billion owed, but various sources estimate the state’s debt at hundreds of billions.

By Evan Halper and Chris Megerian, Los Angeles Times
January 13, 2013, 5:01 p.m.

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown proclaimed last week that California, which now has enough cash to pay its day-to-day bills, can no longer be described by naysayers as a “failed state.”

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SFChronicle: California politicians to watch in 2013

Carla Marinucci

Carla Marinucci

Carla Marinucci
Updated 11:22 pm, Sunday, January 13, 2013

While California did not determine the outcome of the 2012 presidential election, the state had no shortage of political dramas last year, from the state’s budget woes to the debut of the “top two” primary election ballots that send candidates with the most votes, regardless of political party, to the general election in November.

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