Archive for March 10th, 2013

The PE: RIVERSIDE: Two councilmen face no opponents in June


March 08, 2013; 05:40 PM

Riverside Councilmen Andy Melendrez and Paul Davis will face no opponents on the June 4 ballot, making their paths to re-election much smoother.

To read story by Alicia Robinson in The Press Enterprise, click here.


Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 03/09/2013 05:33:25 PM PST

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SAN BERNARDINO – In the years before the city found itself unable to pay for basic expenses, city officials repeatedly spent hundreds of taxpayer dollars on conferences and meals for a few employees.

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By Torey Van Oot
Published: Sunday, Mar. 10, 2013 – 2:00 am | Page 1A
Last Modified: Sunday, Mar. 10, 2013 – 11:26 am

Thirteen years after California instituted campaign finance limits, lawmakers at the state Capitol are making broad use of a maneuver to avoid them.

In addition to their campaign accounts, legislators create “ballot measure” committees of their own that set no limits on the amount donors can contribute. The committees allow legislators to ask special interests for far more than the $4,100 per election they can solicit for their own campaigns.

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