Archive for September 6th, 2013

The PE: JURUPA VALLEY: City may seek to end cityhood by December

Jurupa Valley

September 05, 2013; 06:30 PM

If California lawmakers fail to restore state funding to beleaguered Jurupa Valley by Thursday, Sept. 12, — the end of the current legislative session – the city could file for disincorporation by December.

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

Dan Walters

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
Published: Friday, Sep. 6, 2013 – 12:00 am | Page 3A
Last Modified: Friday, Sep. 6, 2013 – 7:52 am

Democrats won two-thirds supermajorities in both legislative houses last year, but have employed that power only rarely since.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
September 5, 2013

A proposed California campaign finance reform law could backfire and hurt good actors rather than rein in shadowy interest groups, according to watchdog organizations.

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Bloomberg-Businessweek

Health Care

By Kristen Hinman
September 05, 2013

The new Obamacare insurance marketplaces open for business in 26 days. Today the Kaiser Family Foundation is out with the first broad study (pdf) showing exactly what the millions of uninsured Americans who are about to go shopping for health plans can expect to pay for individual coverage. The big takeaway: These aren’t prices that will break the bank.

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Politico: President Obama could lose big on Syria in House

Politico

A loss on Syria would have serious reverberations throughout the next three months.
By JOHN BRESNAHAN and JAKE SHERMAN | 9/5/13 6:27 PM EDT

If the House voted today on a resolution to attack Syria, President Barack Obama would lose — and lose big.

That’s the private assessment of House Republican and Democratic lawmakers and aides who are closely involved in the process.

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