Archive for May 17th, 2013

InlandPolitics: Local newspapers trying to create distance

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Friday, May 17, 2013 – 11:30 a.m.

Well it’s finally started!

Local newspapers trying to create distance from San Bernardino mayor Pat Morris and company.

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Dan Bernstein

Dan Bernstein

Posted on | May 16, 2013

To understand Tuesday night’s production of the Mighty MoVal Council Players, watch this brief snippet in “Godfather II” in which Michael Corleone kisses his turncoat brother, Fredo, full on the mouth.

To read column by Dan Bernstein in The Press Enterprise, click here.

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The city of Riverside says the state report will allow it to go forward with title transfers

May 16, 2013; 12:41 PM

SACRAMENTO — A new state audit identifies $94.6 million worth of former Riverside redevelopment assets that it says have not been properly transferred to the agency in charge of settling the debts of the former program.

To read story by Jim Miller in The Press Enterprise, click here.

Scales of Justice

By Lori Fowler
lori.fowler@ inlandnewspapers.com @IECourtsNow on Twitter
Posted: 05/16/2013 05:31:14 PM PDT
Updated: 05/16/2013 05:31:22 PM PDT

A group of local officials are spearheading an effort to re-staff courts and provide more funds to what they call a starving court system.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
May 16, 2013

Millions of Californians who contact the state’s new health exchange to buy insurance will be given the opportunity to register to vote, too, a move that some Republicans fear could benefit Democrats.

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SacBee: Dan Walters: A perilous tax trend accelerates

Dan Walters

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
Published: Friday, May. 17, 2013 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

When voters passed Proposition 30 last year, they unwittingly accelerated one of the most perilous trends in California governmental finance – an ever-increasing reliance on income taxes from rich people to finance schools and myriad other state and local services.

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Money

By Patrick McGreevy
May 16, 2013, 3:07 p.m.

The state certified Thursday that it has a sufficient reserve fund to allow pay raises for Gov. Jerry Brown, state lawmakers and other elected officials, but members of a panel that sets pay say they will probably maintain the status quo for another year.

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By Karen Gullo
May 15, 2013 9:01 PM PT

Wells Fargo & Co. (WFC) must pay customers $203 million for manipulating debit-card transactions to boost overdraft fees, a federal judge in San Francisco ruled, reinstating a 2010 damage award.

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Barack Obama

By Carol D. Leonnig
Published: May 16, 2013

When the Barack H. Obama Foundation sought tax-exempt status to raise money for good works in Kenya, the Internal Revenue Service provided quick help.

The IRS approved charitable status for the foundation, which was run by President Obama’s brother and named after his father, in about a month’s time. The IRS also agreed to give the group this important financial status retroactively, back to 2009, when it had begun its fundraising.

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