Archive for April 8th, 2013

InlandPolitics: So-called experts puzzled by unemployment numbers

Pieces to the Puzzle

Monday, April 8, 2013 – 01:30 p.m.

The March employment report, released by the U.S. Department of Labor last Friday, would seem to have caught all the so-called experts off guard.

The country added a paltry 88,000 jobs. A number that was about half of what was expected.

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Powerball Lottery

While state officials say more money will go to education, others say it is an insignificant amount and makes no difference for schools

By Steve Scauzillo, Staff Writer
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Posted: 04/07/2013 01:23:11 PM PDT

Californians will double down on the lottery Monday when the Golden State becomes the 43rd state to join the Powerball jackpot game.

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The Sun: Inland Empire restaurant business on the upswing

Andrew Edwards, Staff Writer
Posted: 04/07/2013 05:32:09 PM PDT

Restaurateurs’ increasing confidence in the Inland Empire as a viable marketplace may be a sign of improving times for the region.

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Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 04/07/2013 05:20:32 PM PDT
Updated: 04/07/2013 05:29:38 PM PDT

San Bernardino County is hosting its annual State of the County event on Wednesday at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario. Its focus will be on the Countywide Vision plan and the progress made since its implementation in June 2011.

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black ribbon

Lori Fowler, Staff Writer
Posted: 04/07/2013 05:34:31 PM PDT
Updated: 04/07/2013 05:35:04 PM PDT

The San Bernardino County Superior Court system is mourning the loss of two key figures.

Ellen E. Brodie, who served as a judge in the west side of San Bernardino County, died on March 16 at the age of 94.

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Daniel Borenstein

By Daniel Borenstein, staff columnist
Posted: 04/05/2013 03:00:00 PM PDT
Updated: 04/07/2013 05:29:06 AM PDT

A bankruptcy judge’s ruling last week declaring the city of Stockton insolvent sets the stage for a possible legal showdown over whether financially destitute municipalities can alter employee pension benefits.

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By Ed Mendel
Monday, April 8, 2013

While ruling Stockton eligible for bankruptcy last week, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Christopher Klein told losing bond insurer attorneys they can continue to pursue a cut in CalPERS debt, mentioning a rollback of pension “spiking.”

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Barack Obama

Posted by Joe Davidson on April 5, 2013 at 1:47 pm

President Obama is expected to propose $35 billion in federal retirement program savings in the fiscal year 2014 budget plan he will release Wednesday.

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The Hill

By Alexander Bolton – 04/08/13 05:00 AM ET

The next 10 weeks are a make-or-break period for President Obama’s second-term agenda.

He needs quick victories in the Senate on gun control and immigration if he is to build momentum for a fight in the Republican-controlled House — the chief obstacle to his agenda.

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Politico: GOP ready to bash President Obama’s budget

By GINGER GIBSON | 4/7/13 10:25 PM EDT

President Barack Obama might think he’s offering a compromise budget on Wednesday when he formally unveils it.

But Senate Republicans — a group Obama will try to woo with a dinner that night — are expected to vigorously push back, casting the 2014 spending plan as another attempt to raise taxes to fuel more deficit spending.

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