Archive for June 28th, 2013

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Friday, June 28, 2013 – 09:30 a.m.

Here’s some news of interest flowing across the transom late this week.

Economy not as strong as previously thought

First Quarter Gross Domestic Product (GDP), the value of goods and services produced by the U.S. economy, was revised downwards by a hefty 0.6% in the latest reading released Wednesday.

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June 27, 2013; 11:48 AM

UC Riverside officials and local lawmakers were jubilant Thursday, June 27, after Gov. Jerry Brown signed the state budget providing $15 million a year in continuous, guaranteed funding for the university’s long-awaited medical school.

To read story by Janet Zimmerman in The Press Enterprise, click here.


June 27, 2013; 05:48 PM

Riverside City Council members did not violate the city’s ethics code when they voted to place a water fund transfer measure on the June 4 ballot, a special panel decided Thursday, June 27.

To read story by Alicia Robinson in The Press Enterprise, click here.

Scales of Justice

By Lori Fowler l @IECourtsNow on Twitter
Posted: 06/27/2013 04:50:06 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO – Presiding Judge Marsha Slough gave her State of the San Bernardino County Courts address Thursday, the same day Governor Jerry Brown announced a new state budget that could allocate $60 million to trial courts.

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DailyBulletin: ONT passenger traffic down in May

Ontario International Airport

Staff reports
Posted: 06/27/2013 10:25:59 AM PDT
Updated: 06/27/2013 04:53:00 PM PDT

May passenger traffic figures for LA/Ontario International Airport declined 9 .3 percent from the same month last year, making it the largest drop in monthly passenger traffic since October 2011.

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SFChronicle: Gov. Brown proudly signs balanced state budget

Jerry Brown

Wyatt Buchanan
Updated 5:07 pm, Thursday, June 27, 2013

Sacramento –Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday signed into law a new state budget for the fiscal year beginning Monday, calling it a “momentous occasion” for California’s finances, which have been on a roller coaster for years.

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SacBee: Dan Walters: Budget won’t end fiscal angst

Dan Walters

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Friday, Jun. 28, 2013 – 12:00 am | Page 3A
Last Modified: Friday, Jun. 28, 2013 – 7:56 am

Gov. Jerry Brown and the Legislature’s Democratic leaders patted themselves on the back Thursday for enacting a 2013-14 state budget that’s balanced and has a reserve.

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By Jeremy B. White
Published: Friday, Jun. 28, 2013 – 12:00 am
Last Modified: Friday, Jun. 28, 2013 – 8:34 am

Who can defend an orphaned ballot initiative?

The question gained resonance Wednesday after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that proponents of Proposition 8, California’s voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage, had no standing to pursue their appeal once California officials declined to defend the embattled law.

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