Archive for April 1st, 2013

InlandPolitics: Maybe an attempt at brainwashing?

Reality Check

Sunday, March 31, 2013 – 11:15 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, April 1, 2013 – 08:00 a.m.

Could it be an attempt at brainwashing the public for maybe the twentieth time!

Maybe the term “deceiving” is more appropriate.

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The Sun: As land sales lag, San Bernardino’s debt mounts

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Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 03/31/2013 07:21:07 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO — The city might take months to comply with the state’s order to transfer $108 million worth of property from a city-controlled nonprofit as city officials investigate potential pitfalls of the move – while unpaid taxes, interest and penalties keep adding to the millions the city already owes.

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Rancho Cucamonga Seal

Neil Nisperos, Staff Writer
Posted: 03/31/2013 09:09:17 PM PDT
Updated: 03/31/2013 09:15:56 PM PDT

RANCHO CUCAMONGA — Rancho Cucamonga is waiting for approval from the California Department of Finance to use $31 million in bonds to begin construction on improvements to the Base Line Road and 15 Freeway interchange.

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This year, Sacramento is home to 1,526 registered lobbyists representing 2,410 clients. Their vying for lawmakers’ attention and votes begins in earnest Tuesday.

By Marc Lifsher, Los Angeles Times
April 1, 2013

SACRAMENTO — California businesses and other special interests quickly learn that playing politics in the ornate chambers of California’s Capitol building is more like a barroom brawl than a civics lesson about how bills become laws.

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Calpensions: Stockton bankruptcy: the case for CalPERS cuts

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By Ed Mendel
Monday, April 1, 2013

If a federal judge rules today that Stockton is eligible for bankruptcy, bond insurers facing big losses may wonder if they should have taken a harder look at how the city’s CalPERS debt could be cut.

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