Archive for September 1st, 2013

The PE: SUSPENSEFUL: Inland lawmakers’ bills advanced or stalled Friday

Straight Face Emoticon

August 31, 2013

Friday was make-or-break day for dozens of bills as appropriations panels in both houses considered which measures to spring from their respective suspense files.

To read post by Jim Miller in The PE Political Empire Blog, click here.

The PE: MENTONE: Local Tea Party group nabs top GOP figure


Jim Brulte

August 31, 2013; 03:56 PM

Jim Brulte, chairman of the California Republican Party, will address the Redlands Tea Party Patriots in Mentone on Thursday, Sept. 5.

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Fred Smoller

Fred Smoller, who founded the master’s program in public administration at Brandman University, said the program he hoped would add an edge to public accountability in Orange County has been neutered. Brandman’s chancellor said Smoller got worked up over nothing. (Patrick T. Fallon, For The Times / August 30, 2013)

By Jeff Gottlieb
August 31, 2013, 7:44 p.m.

When a pair of graduate students from little-known Brandman University dug out the salaries of top administrators at all 34 cities in Orange County and made them public, they were showered with praise.

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