Archive for July 2nd, 2013

The PE: SAN BERNARDINO: Recall group narrows focus

Jim Penman

San Bernardino City Attorney Jim Penman

July 01, 2013; 05:17 PM

Organizers of an attempt to recall San Bernardino city officials are switching tactics and focusing their efforts on only about half of their original targets.

To read story by Imran Ghori in The Press Enterprise, click here.


July 01, 2013; 06:59 PM

San Bernardino County’s annual property tax assessment roll for 2013 reflects a 3 percent increase in value from 2012, Dennis Draeger, the county’s assessor, recorder and clerk, announced Monday, July 1.

To read story by Debra Gruszecki in The Press Enterprise, click here.


Riverside County supervisors are being asked to loan up to $40 million to the county hospital in Moreno Valley to cover a cash shortfall for the fiscal year that ended June 30.

July 01, 2013; 04:44 PM

With five months left until a major phase of health care reform starts, Riverside County’s public hospital needs tens of millions of dollars to cover a cash crunch and could face an even bigger budget shortfall down the line.

To read story by Jeff Horseman in The Press Enterprise, click here.

Gary Miller

Miller could run in another district in 2014.

By Emily Cahn Posted at 1:34 p.m. on July 1

Rep. John Campbell’s retirement from his California seat will spark a crowded GOP primary, perhaps creating a ripple effect in nearby House districts, according to local Republican sources.

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SacBee: Dan Walters: Big changes buffeting California

Dan Walters

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Tuesday, Jul. 2, 2013 – 12:00 am | Page 3A
Last Modified: Tuesday, Jul. 2, 2013 – 7:55 am

The only constant about California is that it is constantly changing, and that axiom is being driven home this week.

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Roll Call: Former Rep. Jerry Lewis Starts PAC With $856K

Jerry Lewis

Former Rep. Jerry Lewis Starts PAC With $856K

Political MoneyLine Blog
By Kent Cooper Posted at 12:22 p.m. on July 1

A former Congressman, who was chairman of House Appropriations Committee, has just converted his campaign committee, which last reported having $856K in cash, into a new political action committee to give contributions to federal candidates and committees.

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Standard and Poor's

Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
July 1, 2013

The Wall Street credit rating agency Standard & Poor’s said today that California is in a better financial position than it has been in years, but it criticized the politicization of state revenue estimates and warned long-term spending commitments could frustrate efforts to pay down debt.

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