Archive for February 1st, 2013

unemployment

Friday, February 1, 2013 – 08:30 a.m.

The U.S. Department of Labor released its employment report for January this morning, and it wasn’t anything to beat a drum over.

Non-farm payrolls climbed by a meager 157,000. The consensus was for 165,000.

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Friday, February 1, 2013 – 08:15 a.m.

San Bernardino County District Attorney Michael A. Ramos obviously has another political agenda. It’s just unclear as to what it is at this point.

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InlandPolitics: Walker dumps half of job title

Larry Walker

Walker

Thursday, January 31, 2013 – 11:00 p.m.

San Bernardino County Auditor-Controller-Treasurer-Tax Collector and State Senate Candidate Larry Walker (D-Chino) has started a fire.

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InlandPolitics: Hagman elected SBGOP chair

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Thursday, January 31, 2013 – 10:40 p.m.

State Assemblyman Curt Hagman is the new chairman of the San Bernardino County Republican Central Committee. Hagman replaces Robert Rego, who will work at the state party level.

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SacBee: Political watchdog to look at lobbyist spending

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By Laurel Rosenhall
lrosenhall@sacbee.com
Published: Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

California’s political watchdog agency is moving to crack down on lobbying rules that have allowed interest groups to hire former politicians as consultants and launch ad campaigns to push their agenda with virtually no financial disclosure.

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SacBee: Dan Walters: Demography may doom California GOP

Dan Walters

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
Published: Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

If demography is destiny, the California Republican Party may be destined to become nothing more than an asterisk in the history books – unless it can alter its hostile relationship with the state’s fast-growing Latino population.

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SacBee: California climbs out of bond ratings basement

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
January 31, 2013

Standard & Poor’s upgraded California’s general obligation bond rating from A-minus to A today, a significant move that lifts the state out of the ratings agency’s basement.

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Gary Miller

Congressman Gary Miller (Dennis Cook/AP)

Kitty Felde
January 31st, 2013 – 4:01pm

Longtime Republican Congressman Gary Miller (R-San Bernardino) is on a Democratic PAC list of vulnerable districts in the 2014 election.

Believe it or not, the 2014 election season is already heating up. A Democratic political action committee has picked its top ten Republican House targets for next year. One is a San Bernardino Congressman who’s served on the Hill since 1999.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
January 31, 2013

Comparing California to other states has become a common exercise among politicians, academicians and in the media.

So how does California really shape up? Next 10, an organization dedicated to looking into California’s future, commissioned David Neumark and Jennifer Muz of the University of California, Irvine, to produce a voluminous study of California’s economy vis-à-vis other states. Among its findings:

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INSURANCE: Initiative would allow state to oversee health plans.
By Greg Mellen, Staff Writer
Posted: 01/31/2013 09:02:48 PM PST
Updated: 01/31/2013 09:17:35 PM PST

As about 730,000 California health insurance consumers’ rates rise an average 17.5 percent today, a consumer group is renewing its support for a ballot initiative to rein in costs.

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Polls

PolitiCal
On politics in the Golden State
January 31, 2013 | 7:00 am

Gov. Jerry Brown received a record high approval rating after introducing his latest budget proposal, according to a new poll from the Public Policy Institute of California.

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