Archive for July 16th, 2013

InlandPolitics: San Bernardino County: Is there a problem?



Tuesday, July 16, 2013 – 11:00 a.m.

Is there a problem?

It would sure appear that way!

Everyone, including the voters, was warned long before the November 2012 election.

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Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 07/15/2013 07:05:50 PM PDT

San Bernardino County’s revenue from economic development is projected to increase by 41 percent this fiscal year, attributed to dozens of renewable energy, mining and other projects coming through the pipeline, officials said Monday.

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July 15, 2013 3:33 PM
Shane Newell, For the Daily Press

Opponents of the fire prevention fee may soon have reason to rejoice.

On July 19, lawyers from the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association (HJTA) will meet with representatives from the State of California in a Sacramento court to determine the fate of an HJTA class action lawsuit against Cal Fire and the California Board of Equalization.

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California Supreme Court

The California high court refuses a request by ProtectMarriage to stop same-sex marriages while the group’s bid to revive Proposition 8 is pending.

By Maura Dolan
July 15, 2013, 10:42 p.m.

The California Supreme Court refused Monday to halt same-sex marriages while considering a legal bid to revive Proposition 8.

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SacBee: Dan Walters: Politicians gone bad in the news

Dan Walters

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Tuesday, Jul. 16, 2013 – 12:00 am | Page 3A
Last Modified: Tuesday, Jul. 16, 2013 – 9:36 am

Politicians go to extraordinary lengths to convince voters and constituents that they are hard-working, sober and utterly devoted to their families and to societal betterment.

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By Michael B. Marois – Jul 15, 2013 10:56 AM PT

The California Public Employees’ Retirement System, the largest U.S. pension, had a 12.5 percent gain on investments for the fiscal year ended June 30 as global stock indexes rose to records.

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LATimes: Critics question how next UC president was chosen

University of California

By Larry Gordon
July 15, 2013, 5:32 p.m.

The nomination of Janet Napolitano, the U.S. secretary of Homeland Security and former governor of Arizona, to be UC president has elicited many positive comments about how her managerial and political skills can help the university system. But some skeptics are voicing concerns about her lack of education administrative credentials and question the secretive process that led to her selection.

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By Carol D. Leonnig
Published: July 15 E-mail the writer

The secret surveillance court that approved the U.S. government’s broad collection of millions of Americans’ e-mail and telephone records called Monday for the Obama administration to declassify and release as much as it can of one of the court’s early legal decisions sanctioning that collection.

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NationalJournal: Long Odds for House Democrats



Democrats are unlikely to win a House majority in the midterm election, unless voters reach a breaking point with Republicans.
By Charlie Cook
July 15, 2013 | 6:07 p.m.

Recently a Democratic congressional leader cheerfully teased me about my decidedly pessimistic view of his party’s chances of regaining a House majority, saying, “Why can’t you just say, ‘Democrats can’t win a majority in the House, but Republicans can lose one.’ ”

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