Archive for July 31st, 2013

The PE: GARY MILLER: Super PAC ads target congressman on immigration

Gary Miller


July 30, 2013; 05:32 PM

SACRAMENTO — The election is more than 15 months away, but a Democrat-aligned super PAC already has spent almost $87,000 on TV ads criticizing Rep. Gary Miller, R-Rancho Cucamonga.

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


July 30, 2013; 04:35 PM

Riverside County supervisors took another step toward reviving a property tax incentive intended to lure homebuyers 55 and older.

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

Mike Ramos

San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos

July 30, 2013

San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos has filed for divorce from his wife of 31 years, Gretchen Ramos.

To read post by Imran Ghori in The Press Enterprise Political Empire Blog, click here.

Pay Cut

By Lauren Gold
Posted: 07/30/2013 07:58:14 PM PDT
Updated: 07/31/2013 08:12:25 AM PDT

Database: Proposed funds for the Community Development Block Grant across the U.S.

Community nonprofits and local cities are sweating over a proposed bill by the House of Representatives that would slash Community Development Block Grants by nearly half for many cities in the state.

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California Seal

Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
July 30, 2013

California will spend $232.9 billion during the 2013-14 fiscal year if the recently enacted state budget is precisely followed.

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LATimes: Michael Hiltzik: FERC lets JPMorgan walk


JPMorgan manipulated California’s energy market to great profit, then lied about it. Its penalty? Chump change (one day’s revenue).

By Michael Hiltzik
July 30, 2013, 8:46 p.m.

If you take our federal and state energy authorities at their word, you just might be convinced that the $410-million penalty dropped Tuesday on JPMorgan Chase for manipulating energy markets in California and the Midwest is a big deal.

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UTSanDiego: Eighth Filner accuser comes forward

County of San Diego Seal

By Karen Kucher
July 30, 2013 – 5:12 p.m. – Updated 5:40 p.m.

An eighth woman alleging that Mayor Bob Filner made unwelcomed sexual advances toward her came forward Tuesday evening, telling KPBS that Filner in 2011 grabbed her hand and gave her a “saliva-filled kiss” after a business meeting.

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The Hill: Republican civil war on ObamaCare flares

The Hill

By Elise Viebeck and Molly K. Hooper
07/30/13 09:06 PM ET

The Republican civil war on ObamaCare funding is intensifying.

The battle pits powerful rank-and-file freshmen such as Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.) against veteran Washington players, including Karl Rove, Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.) and Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Tom Coburn (R-Okla.).

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