Archive for January 22nd, 2013

The PE: SENATE: Redistricting leaves some without a state senator


Lawmakers have been assigned to areas that, due to a redistricting quirk, lack a senator for 2013-14

January 18, 2013; 09:58 AM

SACRAMENTO – State Sen. Richard Roth’s Riverside County constituency grew by more than 139,000 people last week, and his 31st Senate District now figuratively includes Lake Elsinore, Canyon Lake and the Woodcrest community.

To read story by Jim Miller in The Press Enterprise, click here.


Bloomberg News
January 21, 2013, 6:53 p.m.

The California Public Employees’ Retirement System is poised to top a record $260 billion in assets, the market value it held before the global financial crisis wiped out more than a third of its wealth.

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Dan Walters

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013 – 12:00 am | Page 3A
Last Modified: Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013 – 8:03 am

During Jerry Brown’s first governorship three-plus decades ago, no political issue burned more hotly than transportation, particularly a marked slowdown in highway construction.

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UTSanDiego: More pension reform not on tap yet

By Christopher Cadelago
Jan. 21, 2013 – 12:44 p.m.

When Gov. Jerry Brown last year signed legislation to trim public pension costs, he signaled that he would build on the momentum.

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National Journal: Is Obama Trying to Destroy the GOP?


By Jill Lawrence
Updated: January 22, 2013 | 6:30 a.m.
January 21, 2013 | 2:34 p.m.

At least 10 times during his second inaugural address, President Obama made unmistakable allusions to Republican ideas that he rejects and wants the country to reject – even as he wrapped the critiques in a call for togetherness.

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