Archive for January 19th, 2013

The Sun: Jobless rate unchanged in California, state loses 17,500 jobs


By Kevin Smith and Greg Wilcox, Staff Writers
Posted: 01/18/2013 05:37:15 PM PST

Unemployment rates held steady in California and Los Angeles County last month but the Inland Empire saw a decline, the state Employment Development Department reported Friday.

California’s jobless rate remained stuck at 9.8 percent in December – level with the previous month’s reading but well below the year-ago rate of 11.2 percent.

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San Bernardino Seal

Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 01/18/2013 07:17:56 PM PST

SAN BERNARDINO – A new city manager will be in place one month from now when Acting City Manager Andrea Travis-Miller leaves, Mayor Pat Morris pledged Friday.

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Andrew Edwards, Staff Writer
Posted: 01/18/2013 07:11:43 PM PST
Updated: 01/18/2013 09:58:42 PM PST

A half-dozen established Inland Empire politicos will look to represent the largely blue-collar 32nd state Senate District.

The field of four Democrats and two Republicans – all currently holding political offices locally with some having been elected to multiple posts – are seeking to win the seat previously held by Gloria Negrete-McLeod, who was elected to Congress in November.

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By David Siders
Published: Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

The California Legislature acted unconstitutionally when it approved a bill moving Gov. Jerry Brown’s initiative to raise taxes to the top of the November ballot, an appeals court ruled Friday.

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UTSanDiego: Remaking the Republican Party



Experienced hand seen as key to revitalizing a wounded GOP
By Mark Walker6:34 p.m.Jan. 18, 2013Updated6:23 p.m.

Jim Brulte likens the California GOP to the San Diego Chargers.

“Like the Republican Party, they didn’t have a very good year,” says Brulte, a Charger season ticket holder and the man in line to become GOP state chairman in March.

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SFChronicle: Marijuana-dispensary court ruling stands


Bob Egelko
Updated 8:57 pm, Friday, January 18, 2013

The state Supreme Court has denied prosecutors’ request to review a ruling to allow large nonprofit dispensaries to sell medical marijuana, a case that could affect the federal government’s attempt to shut down the giant Harborside dispensary in Oakland.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
January 18, 2013

Manufacturing is staging a big comeback in the United States, according to a new U.S. Commerce Department report, but a new state employment report indicates that manufacturing is continuing its years-long slide in California.

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The Hill

By Russell Berman – 01/18/13 12:47 PM ET

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — House Republican leaders on Friday announced a plan to condition a three-month increase in the debt limit on the Senate committing to pass a budget by the April 15 statutory deadline.

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Roll Call: Issa: ‘No Budget, No Pay’ Is Unconstitutional

Darrell Issa

Issa said the “no budget, no pay” plan proposed by House leaders could run afoul of the Constitution.

By Jonathan Strong
Roll Call Staff
Jan. 18, 2013, 3:42 p.m.; Corrected 5:42 p.m.

The chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee said constitutional problems may doom a debt ceiling plan announced earlier Friday by House leaders, but the Republican lawmaker said he has a replacement in mind.

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