Archive for June 12th, 2013

The Sun: San Bernardino County supes to consider $4 billion budget

SBCO Seal

Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 06/11/2013 12:24:23 PM PDT

The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors today will consider adopting a $4 billion budget for the next fiscal year and imposing a temporary moratorium on solar-energy projects.

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The Sun: Southern California home sales hit 7-year high

By Gregory J. Wilcox, Staff Writer
Posted: 06/11/2013 07:02:39 PM PDT

Buyers poured a record $4.65 billion in cash into Southern California’s housing market during May, driving the biggest price gain in nine years and putting sales at a seven-year high, a research firm said Tuesday.

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VVDailyBulletin: VV airport bond defaults

Victorville

City official blames devalued property
June 11, 2013 7:25 PM
Jim E. Winburn, Staff Writer

VICTORVILLE • The Southern California Logistics Airport Authority defaulted on a nearly $1.2 million interest payment for a capital improvement bond, according to a recent notice from the authority.

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California Seal

Lawmakers and Gov. Jerry Brown announce a $96.3-billion deal, with new spending on welfare grants, tuition aid and dental care for poor adults. But they agree to pare some outlays until next year.

By Chris Megerian and Anthony York, Los Angeles Times
June 11, 2013, 9:50 p.m.

SACRAMENTO — The budget deal that lawmakers will vote on this week is an effort to mesh financial restraint with a desire to provide more social services and healthcare for the needy — giving the state’s economy extra time to recover before some of the spending kicks in.

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Dan Walters

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
Published: Wednesday, Jun. 12, 2013 – 12:00 am | Page 3A
Last Modified: Wednesday, Jun. 12, 2013 – 8:51 am

Gov. Jerry Brown blunted the expansionist tendencies of his fellow Democrats in writing a new state budget, but that doesn’t mean it’s the “balanced” spending plan that he and other Capitol politicians are claiming.

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SEIU

By Jon Ortiz
jortiz@sacbee.com
Published: Tuesday, Jun. 11, 2013 – 6:34 pm
Last Modified: Wednesday, Jun. 12, 2013 – 8:51 am

California’s largest public employee union and Gov. Jerry Brown reached a new labor agreement early Tuesday, sending a strong signal that pay raises are possible to other unions bargaining contracts with the administration.

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NSA

Private contractors with top security clearance, like Edward Snowden, have become very common in the federal government.

By Morgan Little
June 11, 2013, 1:57 p.m.

The American Civil Liberties Union announced Tuesday that it has filed a federal lawsuit against key members of President Obama’s national security team over the National Security Agency’s telephone surveillance, the first legal challenge to the newly disclosed intelligence gathering system.

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Budget Cuts

By Alan K. Ota
Roll Call Staff
June 12, 2013, 5 a.m.

Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio, pushing back against White House demands for no-frills legislation on the federal borrowing cap, is calling for another round of spending cuts beyond the sequester as part of any agreement to raise the debt limit.

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