Archive for May 6th, 2013

InlandPolitics: San Bernardino degenerates into political circus

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Monday, May 6, 2013 – 12:30 p.m.

Bankrupt San Bernardino, California degenerated into the realm of a three-ring political circus last week, with the announcement by a citizens group that they intend to recall all of the city’s elected officials, with the exception of the City Clerk and City Treasurer.

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InlandPolitics: Unemployment data becoming more questionable

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Monday, May 6, 2013 – 11:45 a.m.

Last Friday’s release of the April employment report by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is somewhat curious.

The much followed official unemployment rate (U-3) fell from 7.6% to 7.5%.

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By Andrew Edwards
andrew.edwards@ inlandnewspapers.com @InlandGov on Twitter
Posted: 05/05/2013 09:45:08 PM PDT

Assemblywoman Norma Torres has continued to maintain her big fundraising lead in the race for an open state Senate seat, raising more than double the amount collected by her opponent, Ontario Mayor Paul Leon.

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Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Posted: 05/05/2013 08:44:29 PM PDT
Updated: 05/05/2013 09:07:57 PM PDT

The state Supreme Court is set to issue a decision today on whether the city of Riverside is legally allowed to ban medical marijuana dispensaries through zoning laws.

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By Jim Sanders
jsanders@sacbee.com
Published: Monday, May. 6, 2013 – 12:00 am | Page 1A
Last Modified: Monday, May. 6, 2013 – 7:56 am

Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic lawmakers are on a collision course over restoring cuts to California’s safety net, marking a key test of vows to hold the line on state spending.

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
Published: Monday, May. 6, 2013 – 12:00 am | Page 3A
Last Modified: Monday, May. 6, 2013 – 5:18 am

One of the questions that Capitol veterans often field from those newer to the political arena is whether today’s Jerry Brown is markedly different from what he was during his first governorship three-plus decades ago.

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Calpensions: CalPERS won’t refinance San Bernardino debt

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By Ed Mendel
Monday, May 6, 2013

Bankrupt San Bernardino’s new budget restarts CalPERS payments in July after skipping about $13 million in payments this fiscal year. But the next step in the city plan, getting CalPERS to refinance the unpaid bill, is a no-go at this point.

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Politico: Rush Limbaugh may leave Cumulus

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By DYLAN BYERS
5/5/13 8:42 PM EDT

The Rush Limbaugh Program is considering ending its affiliation agreement with Cumulus Media at the end of this year, a move that would bring about one of the biggest shakeups in talk radio history, a source close to the show tells POLITICO.

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