Archive for September 13th, 2013

The PE: FOUR CITIES: Bid for state help dead for 2013

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September 13, 2013

The 2013 legislative year came to close early today with no action on restoring money for four Riverside County cities sideswiped by a 2011 budget bill.

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

San Bernardino Seal

By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 09/12/13, 5:59 PM PDT |

SAN BERNARDINO >> A candidate for city attorney was forced to change the statement that will be sent to voters in the recall election after the current city attorney pointed out that Gary D. Saenz was not allowed to say that for more than 10 years he had served as “judge-pro-tem.”

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SBCO Seal

September 12, 2013 – 10:54 AM
Jim E. Winburn, Staff Writer

HESPERIA • A moratorium on solar power development has caused one firm to move projects worth tens of millions of dollars out of San Bernardino County, a company official said.

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California Seal

Eligibility for immigrants in the country illegally would be expanded. Another measure requires OT for domestic workers.

Calif. Legislature OK’s Driver’s Licenses For Illegal Immigrants
By Patrick McGreevy and Melanie Mason, Los Angeles Times
September 13, 2013, 12:18 a.m.

SACRAMENTO — Laboring late into the night Thursday to finish their work for the year, state lawmakers acted to allow many more immigrants who are in the country illegally to obtain California driver’s licenses, a measure Gov. Jerry Brown is expected to sign.

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SacBee: Minimum-wage hike heading to Gov. Jerry Brown

Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
September 12, 2013

Lawmakers voted Thursday evening to send a measure boosting California’s minimum wage to Gov. Jerry Brown, who has already promised his signature.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
September 12, 2013

Legislation allowing undocumented immigrants to practice law in California is headed to Gov. Jerry Brown after a final 60-3 Assembly vote.

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Dan Walters

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
Published: Friday, Sep. 13, 2013 – 12:00 am
Last Modified: Friday, Sep. 13, 2013 – 6:24 am

When the Legislature’s 2013 session began nine months ago, a giant question mark hung over the Capitol.

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SacBee: Jerry Brown signs prison housing bill

Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
September 12, 2013

Gov. Jerry Brown today signed legislation in which the state will seek more time from federal judges to reduce California’s prison population, while committing hundreds of millions of dollars to house inmates out of state and in local facilities if the request is denied.

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Bloomberg-Businessweek

By James Nash
September 11, 2013

California’s largest toll-road agency, whose revenue has trailed projections for six years, is nearing the biggest default in the $3.7 trillion municipal market since Detroit’s record bankruptcy.

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U.S.-District-Court

By E. Scott Reckard
September 12, 2013, 4:08 p.m.

A federal judge in San Francisco said Thursday that he would toss out a lawsuit challenging a plan by Richmond, Calif., to seize underwater mortgages and write down their balances, agreeing with the city that the lawsuit is premature.

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LATimes: Senate committee approves reporters’ shield law

By David G. Savage
September 12, 2013, 2:29 p.m.

WASHINGTON — Journalists and bloggers who report news to the public will be protected from being forced to testify about their work under a media shield bill passed by a Senate committee Thursday.

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Politico: NBC/WSJ poll: GOP on the rise

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The poll found the GOP with a 7-point lead on the issue of foreign policy.

By LUCY MCCALMONT | 9/13/13 6:15 AM EDT

Republicans are now leading Democrats on handling several key issues, according to a new Wall Street Journal/NBC poll.

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