Archive for September 12th, 2013

InlandPolitics: San Bernardino unions a money factor in November vote?

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Thursday, September 12, 2012 – 10:00 a.m.

Will San Bernardino employee unions make a splash in the upcoming November election?

The answer would appear to be yes!

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Thursday, September 12, 2013 – 09:30 a.m.

The glow of a fresh $885,000 settlement didn’t last long for an Upland-based law firm.

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September 11, 2013

If the August foreclosure results from RealtyTrac is an indication, it’s possible the hiatus California had since the Homeowner’s Bill of Rights was signed into law may be over.

To read story by Debra Gruszecki in The Press Enterprise, click here.

California Money

By David Siders
dsiders@sacbee.com
Published: Thursday, Sep. 12, 2013 – 12:00 am
Last Modified: Thursday, Sep. 12, 2013 – 6:30 am

A bill to raise the minimum wage in California to $10 an hour raced forward at the Capitol on Wednesday, with Democratic lawmakers poised to approve the measure and Gov. Jerry Brown announcing he would sign it.

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By Melody Gutierrez and Kim Minugh
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Published: Thursday, Sep. 12, 2013 – 12:00 am
Last Modified: Thursday, Sep. 12, 2013 – 6:30 am

It’s as secretive as it is controversial.

California prosecutors keep a list of cops they say have credibility issues which, if brought up during court testimony, could damage a criminal case.

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SEIU

By Jon Ortiz
jortiz@sacbee.com
Published: Thursday, Sep. 12, 2013 – 12:18 am
Last Modified: Thursday, Sep. 12, 2013 – 6:31 am

Click into SEIU Local 1000’s homepage and you’ll find items touting a new contract with the state, links to news items of interest to members and leader profiles, including one about President Yvonne Walker.

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The UCLA Anderson Forecast says many workers’ training is inadequate for jobs that require ’21st century’ skills. State jobless rate will fall slightly to 8.5% by the end of 2013, report predicts.

By Ricardo Lopez
September 12, 2013, 1:00 a.m.

Economists at the UCLA Anderson Forecast said Thursday that the pace of job growth has slowed in the Golden State, raising fears that structural problems in the labor market will temper future employment gains.

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NSA

Declassified National Security Agency documents have spurred criticism of government surveillance programs.

Agency’s spying programs violated court standards, disclosures show
By Tom Risen
September 11, 2013 RSS Feed Print

More than 1,800 pages of declassified documents reveal that the National Security Agency (NSA) violated the privacy protections of Americans between 2006 and 2009 by failing to meet a court-ordered standard for its phone data collection program.

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Politico: Exclusive: The Koch brothers’ secret bank

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By MIKE ALLEN and JIM VANDEHEI
9/11/13 9:00 PM EDT Updated: 9/12/13 8:08 AM EDT

An Arlington, Va.-based conservative group, whose existence until now was unknown to almost everyone in politics, raised and spent $250 million in 2012 to shape political and policy debate nationwide.

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