Archive for July 26th, 2013

The PE: STATE SENATE: Stone to run for 28th District seat

Jeff Stone

Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Stone

July 25, 2013; 06:01 PM

SACRAMENTO – Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Stone, who lost a state Senate race in 2010, is making another run.

To read story by Jim Miller in The Press Enterprise, click here.

The PE: RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Friday closures now over


The County Administrative Center in downtown Riverside will be open to the public on Fridays starting this week. Certain non-essential offices have been closed on Fridays since 2009 as a cost-saving measure.

July 25, 2013; 05:35 PM

Starting Friday, July 26, you can do something you haven’t been able to do in four years – walk into Riverside County headquarters on a Friday.

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

Pension Reform

Staff Reports
Posted: 07/25/2013 12:09:10 PM PDT
Updated: 07/25/2013 12:11:20 PM PDT

From San Bernardino to Detroit and in many smaller cities in between, a legal question rages that could change the course of American politics forever. When a city declares bankruptcy, does it still have to pay the retirement benefits promised to its city workers?

Getting this one right is a truly daunting legal challenge.

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VVDailyPress: Vote shrinks county courts deficit

Scales of Justice

Now in a $5 million hole, local judiciary closer to balanced budget
July 25, 2013 6:38 PM
Shea Johnson, Staff Writer

SAN FRANCISCO • San Bernardino County courts remain in a hole of about $5 million even after the state’s Judicial Council on Thursday voted to allocate $6.6 million to the local judiciary.

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By Michael B. Marois – Jul 24, 2013 8:25 PM PT

Six years ago, California lawmakers shook hands on a $7.4 billion deal to build lockups for 53,000 prisoners to reduce overcrowding that was so severe a federal judge threatened to set thousands of convicts free.

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Dan Walters

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Friday, Jul. 26, 2013 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

There are still some votes to be counted, but it appears certain that Republican rancher Andy Vidak has captured a San Joaquin Valley state Senate seat, and in doing so placed the Democrats’ Senate supermajority in peril.

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Budget Cuts

By David Lawder and Caren Bohan
WASHINGTON | Fri Jul 26, 2013 1:05am EDT

(Reuters) – Another dramatic showdown between Republicans and the White House over federal spending looks inevitable this fall, with scary talk of government shutdowns and default on government debt.

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