Archive for September 22nd, 2013

InlandPolitics: San Manuel-Mexican Mafia murder-for-hire trial to restart Monday

Scales of Justice

Sunday, Augist 22, 2013 – 11:00 a.m.

The punitive damages phase of the civil lawsuit filed by a former bar lounge manager targeted in a murder-for-hire scheme, orhestrated by members of the San Manuel Manuel of Mission Indians, is set to start Monday morning.

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Riverside-County-Seal

September 20, 2013

The Riverside County Board of Supervisors is having a special workshop Monday, Sept. 23 to go over some weighty topics.

Starting at 9 a.m. at the County Administrative Center, the board will hear about a five-year plan to pay for all the tasks supervisors want to accomplish, including adding jail beds. There’s another, separate study of the county’s jail space needs. I haven’t had time to review either but expect more in the coming days.

To read post by Jeff Horseman in The PE Political Empire Blog, click here.

The PE: SAN BERNARDINO: Bankruptcy studied in new report

San Bernardino Seal

September 20, 2013

San Bernardino is one of six cities that were studied by the Centers on the Public Service at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia in reports released Friday, Sept. 20, looking at the financial challenges facing American cities.

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

DailyBulletin: Two vie for 52nd Assembly District seat

Campaigns

By Canan Tasci, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 09/21/13, 6:08 PM PDT |

Independent Paul Leon and Democrat Freddie Rodriguez have their eyes on representing the 52nd Assembly District but only one can win the job.

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fppc logo

By Christopher Cadelago
ccadelago@sacbee.com
Published: Sunday, Sep. 22, 2013 – 12:00 am

When the California Fair Political Practices Commission levied hefty fines last week against three well-connected partners in a prominent Sacramento public affairs firm, it capped a string of high-profile cases that underscore the commission’s combative new approach under ethics chief Ann Ravel.

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money

The Supreme Court, in a new campaign funding case, may lift a lid on the total the wealthy can give to all candidates and parties.

By David G. Savage
September 21, 2013, 7:24 p.m.

WASHINGTON — In what may be Act 2 in the decline and fall of campaign funding laws, the Supreme Court appears poised to lift the lid on the total amount the wealthy can give directly to all candidates and political parties.

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