Archive for March 3rd, 2013

InlandPolitics: Brulte elected California GOP Chairman

Jim Brulte

Brulte

Sunday, March 3, 2013 – 12:20 p.m.

It’s official! Former State Senator Jim Brulte is the new Chairman of the California Republican Party.

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The Sun: Rialto voters to decide on $11M tax measure Tuesday

Rialto-Seal

Josh Dulaney, Staff Writer
Posted: 03/02/2013 07:06:09 PM PST

RIALTO – A tax measure on Tuesday’s ballot will show how much of an appetite those here have for helping the city dig out of a financial hole created by the still-sluggish economy and generous benefits given to public employees by previous city councils.

Voters will either extend the $11 million utility-users tax another five years through Measure W or let it expire on June 30.

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San Bernardino Seal

Michel Nolan, Staff Writer
Posted: 03/02/2013 05:31:01 PM PST

SAN BERNARDINO – City commissioners felt the love Saturday morning at an appreciation breakfast hosted by 5th Ward City Council member Chas Kelley.

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Canan Tasci and Wes Woods II, Staff Writers
Posted: 03/02/2013 05:45:24 PM PST
Updated: 03/02/2013 06:26:00 PM PST

Voters in Chino Hills and Claremont will elect members of their respective city councils Tuesday.

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Montclair

Special meeting scheduled Monday night
Liset Marquez, Staff Writer
Posted: 03/02/2013 05:45:21 PM PST
Updated: 03/03/2013 12:01:51 AM PST

MONTCLAIR – The City Council will get a look at how San Bernardino County Fire Department could operate its fire services during a special workshop Monday night.

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Karl Rove

Karl Rove, former adviser to President George W. Bush, speaks Saturday to a crowd of more than 400 at the state GOP convention in Sacramento.(Randall Benton/rbenton@sacbee.com)

By Torey Van Oot
tvanoot@sacbee.com
Published: Sunday, Mar. 3, 2013 – 12:00 am | Page 3A
Last Modified: Sunday, Mar. 3, 2013 – 10:56 am

In their latest effort to rebuild and rebrand, California Republicans turned this weekend to a famed “architect” of GOP victories: Karl Rove.

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Dan Walters

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
Published: Sunday, Mar. 3, 2013 – 12:00 am | Page 3A
Last Modified: Sunday, Mar. 3, 2013 – 10:56 am

A recent series of statewide polls underscored that when it comes to hot-button social issues such as gay marriage, immigration, marijuana use and abortion, California voters hew to the liberal – or libertarian – side.

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free tickets

Corporations, trade groups and other special interests with matters before the Legislature doled out trips, sports tickets, meals and other perks. In August, legislators killed a measure that would have prevented some such giving.

By Patrick McGreevy, Los Angeles Times
March 3, 2013

SACRAMENTO — California lawmakers accepted a trip to Brazil, fine cigars and crystal ducks, among many other gifts from corporations, trade groups and other special interests last year.

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The Hill

By Vicki Needham – 03/02/13 06:00 AM ET

In his weekly address on Saturday, Obama said the $85 billion sequester went into effect late Friday because congressional Republicans refused to compromise.

“These cuts are not smart,” Obama said.

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Barack Obama

By Scott Wilson and Philip Rucker
Published: March 2, 2013

President Obama, now facing the consequences of automatic spending cuts and the complications they raise for his broader domestic agenda, is taking the most specific steps of his administration in an attempt to ensure the election of a Democratic­-controlled Congress in two years.

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