Archive for June 16th, 2013

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Sunday, June 16, 2013 – 10:15 a.m.

Happy Father’s Day from InlandPolitics.com

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Sunday, June 16, 2013 – 10:00 a.m.

The twists and turns in San Bernardino city politics is always very entertaining, to say the least.

All of the the machinations are fascinating.

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The Sun: Rancho Cucamonga adopts city budget

Rancho Cucamonga Seal

Neil Nisperos, Staff Writer
Posted: 06/15/2013 07:10:01 AM PDT

RANCHO CUCAMONGA — The City Council has unanimously adopted a $65 million general fund budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1.

The budget represents a $1.8 million or 2.9 percent increase from the previous fiscal year.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
June 15, 2013

As the state Senate finished voting today on a bill to extend a tax on managed care plans, Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg told reporters at the back of the room, “That is what’s called a supermajority.”

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By Mike Rosenberg
mrosenberg@mercurynews.com
Posted: 06/15/2013 04:00:00 PM PDT
Updated: 06/16/2013 09:23:52 AM PDT

SACRAMENTO — Let’s say you were buried under an avalanche of debt for years and could only make the minimum payments on your credit card bills. But then you started cutting back your expenses — and even got a raise at work. Suddenly, you were paying your bills on time, and even going out to eat a couple of times a month.

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Gas Prices

City News Service
Posted: 06/15/2013 10:11:22 AM PDT
Updated: 06/15/2013 10:18:00 AM PDT

LOS ANGELES – The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County rose today for the seventh consecutive day following a 17-day streak of falling prices, increasing four-tenths of a cent to $4.013.

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The Atlantic: The Security Industrial Complex

The Atlantic

The culture of secrecy in Washington has become absurd.
David Rohde
June 15, 2013 – 9:20 AM ET

An odd thing is happening in the world’s self-declared pinnacle of democracy. No one — except a handful of elected officials and an army of contractors — is allowed to know how America’s surveillance leviathan works.

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By STEPHEN BRAUN, ANNE FLAHERTY, JACK GILLUM and MATT APUZZO, Associated Press
Posted: 06/15/2013 10:02:02 AM PDT
Updated: 06/15/2013 10:02:05 AM PDT

WASHINGTON — In the months and early years after 9/11, FBI agents began showing up at Microsoft Corp. more frequently than before, armed with court orders demanding information on customers.

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